Oprah – Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend ‘Magic’ Johnson, shares how her faith guided her to accept, love and make peace with her gay son. “This child is innocent”.

To put down the claim of sin, you must detect it, remove the mask, point out the illusion, and thus get the victory over sin and so prove its unreality.

Science and Health 447:24-27

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…the patient called me the “n” word and told me to get out of her room …I phoned the patient’s Christian Science practitioner to request her help to ease the patient’s agitation.  Her prayerful insight was, “This is an attack on Christian Science.”

From the October 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

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Several articles and editorials have been written explaining why homosexuals cannot be admitted to membership.  One of these I wrote myself, the title: “Homosexuality Can Be Healed.”  All I can say in defense of myself for writing it is that it was based on information I thought was authentic, but which later was disproved …  If I were to write another article on the subject now, I would probably entitle it, “We’re ALL God’s Children.”

by Carl J. Welz,  C.S.B.

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Published on Sep 25, 2016

Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, shares how her faith guided her to accept her son’s sexual orientation.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for OWN’s Super Soul Sunday, Johnson spoke about how she reconciled her Christian faith with having a gay son.

“That was a very hard thing for me,” Johnson tells Winfrey. “So, I had to pray about it.”

Johnson says that the message she received from God when she prayed was love.  And that love allowed her to make peace with having a gay son.  “This child is innocent,” says Johnson. “He was like this when he was a baby, it can’t be wrong.”

Acceptance of LGBT youth by their parents is critical to current and future mental health, and lack of acceptance can negatively affect everything from school performance to general well-being.

And even worse, some LGBT youth who are rejected by their families are at a higher risk of becoming homeless.

Johnson says it wasn’t easy for her or her husband to accept the news at first, but that they were both quickly in his corner. And they now admit that the elder Johnson’s initial reaction wasn’t the best.

“I had to come to realize this is who he really is, and he’s gonna be happy,” Magic Johnson told ABC News’ Robin Roberts in a televised interview.

After first telling his son that he wasn’t happy with him being gay, the elder Johnson says he went back the next day and apologized to his child, telling Roberts that as his father, he questioned why he was judging his son.

“I knew he was looking for me to accept who he was, and I had to get out of my own way,” said the basketball legend.

http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2016/9/28/how-ej-johnsons-mom-learned-accept-her-gay-son

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