Their Church taught that being gay was “a strong tendency towards an intrinsic moral evil”, as a document overseen by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, put it in 1986.
I don’t think either of them was worried about losing their chance of being a grandparent, as Mr Davies has suggested is often the case.
I was never upset that he was gay, but I was worried about his welfare, because he was so young and vulnerable. I think it’s far better to find out when your children are younger. Should I not have let him dress up in his sister’s clothes?
My son benefited from the security of loving parents, and when you are open about your sexuality, you can be yourself – it is so much a part of who you are. ” But I truly believe that sexuality is decided from conception.
My father would hastily reach for the remote when anything dodgy came on television, but my mother soon took it in her stride.