“Dear Abby” columnist Jeanne Phillips gave a blunt response when asked to give advice to a homophobic couple. “Unhappy Tampa” wrote to the advice columnist about two gay couples who live in their neighborhood. “Unhappy Tampa” wrote that they are refusing to include the gay couples in social get-togethers, and their other neighbors are retaliating against their homophobic decision.
"While they are nice enough, my husband and I did not include them when it was our turn to host because we do not approve of their lifestyle choices. Since then, we have been excluded from neighborhood gatherings, and someone even suggested that we are bigots!" the letter read, as per Yahoo.com.
“Dear Abby” shot back with this answer:
"I find it interesting that you are unwilling to reciprocate the hospitality of people who welcomed you and opened their homes to you, and yet you complain because you are receiving similar treatment," she poignantly wrote.
“Dear Abby” pointed out homosexuality is not a choice and then hit on the couple’s hypocrisy in the situation, and even insinuated the couple should take advantage of being in a situation where they live with different types of people that can help them grow.
"It appears you would be happier in a less integrated neighborhood surrounded by people who think the way you do. But if you interact only with people like yourselves, you will have missed a chance for growth, which is what you have been offered here. Please don't blow it."
To read the full column, check it out here, courtesy of Yahoo.com.
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