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Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Love equally

    I love this story i remminds people not to judge someone no matter what sex are race you should love them the way the are

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2009

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    Moving, touching amazing

    This is a sad story but it is really worth the read for any parent who is struggling with their child being gay or with a sibling then you need to read this book. The gay thing is not all this book is about it is about a mother realizing that the love for a child goes farther than the surface but to the heart, this story is ultimately about a mothers love and sadly regret.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2005

    A must-read

    Prayers for Bobby details the struggle that Mary Griffith and her son Bobby endured as they tried to come to terms with his sexuality. This story brings to light the devastating consequences that can result from a parent's inability or refusal to accept their loved one's sexual orientation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2005

    A GOOD STORY BUT SO SAD

    I think this book was so sad, but it was so good. It tells the story of a gay teenager who's family cant accept him because hes gay. And when they finally do accept him its too late.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2010

    Sad, but Ultimately Uplifting Story

    I read this story with interest and felt an overwhelming sadness for Mary and for Bobby and for what could have been. I didn't exactly buy into the alternate, modernized explanation for the Lot story in the bible. However, though I am a Christian, I have always seen bible stories as just that--stories that have been told through the ages, that get a little (or a lot) twisted in the retelling over and over through thousands of years. I mean-really?--does anyone think an ENTIRE TOWN would be inhabited only by violent homosexuals? And is there anyone out there that isn't appalled by the idea of Lot, a supposedly just man, offering to toss his daughters to the wolves? The story, like many in the bible, is just not plausible. The bible was written by man--and who is to say what words were inspired by God and what were inspired by men who think they were inspired by God? As sad as the story was, it was also uplifting. I hope Mary's efforts to reach out to others will give her comfort that Bobby had not died in vain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    How Bobby left his mark, and how you should learn from it...

    As a young American and as a gay myself, I was inspired by the courage that Bobby held and the strength he developed through his life experiences and the obstacles that were thrown at him. It doesn't matter if you are straight, gay, black, white, short or tall, this book is one that you need to read to understand how the 'Fundamentals' of this American nation can go unobserved, or even forbidden. On the other hand this nation and it's people developed through struggle, it's just that it is now the time for the gay struggle... I hope you read this book not for its content, but for the story and the message Bobby and his family are sending to you.

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