“Just Because He Breathes” – by Rob & Linda Robertson

This Video went viral when Rob & Linda Robertson told their incredible story on June 20, 2013, at the last ever annual Exodus conference.  It is their story…of how God taught them, conservative, evangelical parents, how to TRULY love their gay son.

They pray that God can somehow use their story to help other parents learn to truly love their children. Just because they breathe.

A note from Lisa:  I could hardly breathe when I watched this.   Please hold off vitriolic judgment about this topic and just hold the tension and grief of these parents and the struggle that they faced.  We may not have all the answers, the jury may be out for some of us on this issue, but I believe with all my heart that we need to walk with grace, mercy and love.  I hope that you will be as moved as I was. I pray for Rob and Linda and other parents who face this predicament.  May God give them comfort, wisdom and grace along with a loving community who will embrace them and walk alongside them.

*Note:  I did not show this video to prove any particular point.

This blog is here to host different stories, different views and paradigms.  I would be very interested to hear from you if you have a different narrative.

All of us walk a different path and have a different story to tell.

I admire them for their transparency and honesty.  The grief they are facing is horrendous.  It is such a very sad story and unfortunately not an unusual one.

Love Lisa

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4 Comments on “Tuesday Talks with Rob and Linda Robertson

  1. As a mother of a gay daughter I empathise with this couple … in the beginning of this I thought to myself Oh no this couple is so put on and fake they are trying to push the “we are great christians” and if your pray it will all change …. Not true !!! But I forced myself to persevere and watch this to the end … with a broken heart and tears streaming I now get their message … We MUST put aside out teachings and interpretations of what we THINK that God wants and we must love our children “Just because they breath” Thank you so much for covering this topic and posting this … Life with a gay child is not easy and we need to learn to hand them over to God and cry “whatever Lord they are in your hands” Bless other parents as they struggle with this …. ❤


    • Sonja what a beautiful comment. So honest and so full of courage. Love is a very powerful message and we must never forget that. Thank you so much for sharing a tiny piece of your powerful story. love Lisa


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