IN response to the article, "Church's gay talks anger" (August 26), I am horrified that a so-called intelligent man like Dr Bruce Woolard and his band of ministers can speak such utter drivel from the pulpit.
My son is gay and I am extremely proud of him for being a wonderful son, and an outstandingly moral and sensitive man. He was most definitely not exposed to anything which could have led to his "learning" to be gay.
He grew up in a normal, Christian and moral home, as did our two daughters. He has told me on numerous occasions that he knew from an early age that he was gay and nothing he could have done would have changed it.
He has assured me (and I believe him as he has no reason to lie) that nothing in his childhood made him this way, but he firmly believes, as I do, that he was born gay. This has been affirmed by psychologists, who are far more qualified in this field than any of the ministers of St Marks.
Perhaps these ministers should stick to subjects that they know more about and not talk absolute nonsense about those subjects they obviously know very little about.
I would like to add that I wouldn't change my son in any way as he is a son any mother would be proud of and lives a good, well balanced life in London and is extremely happy.
An ex member of St Marks, Port Elizabeth