Reconciling United Methodists of North Carolina

a part of the Reconciling Ministries Network

My Dad

Dear Fellow Methodists... At age eight, I was informed by my Mother that my Father was homosexual. My first and last thought was so what. I still love him anyway, and told him so. At age twelve, I went to live with my Dad. He was a savior to me, during a rough spell in my life. He was also granted custody of me. My Dad was always there for me throughout high school and college. My friends and my husband have always been supportive of my Dad, and I feel that Methodist Church should be as well. If his money, time and efforts for the Methodist Church are good enough, then he should be good enough for the Methodist Church.

I love my father, and he did a wonderful job raising me, and has always been there for me. Sincerely,

Kimberly Baines