The entire world (especially us) fell in love with YouTube user AreYouSurprised, who came out to his father live on webcam in a video that instantly went viral. Straight, well, directly off the heels of that successful and inspirational conversation, the brave American gay soldier has decided to try his luck and come out to his mom. So, how did she react? (Hint: she's not exactly thrilled.)
As AreYouSurprised reveals the news to his mom (who must not own a TV or get Internet considering his coming out vid was EVERYWHERE), she recites the lines regularly written on Westboro posterboards, saying, "God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve line."
Sure, she eventually musters up an "I'll love you" and an "I'll always be proud," but she has to deliver the silver linings on a plate of homophobia by ending with her concerns for AreYouSurprised's "spiritual well-being."
As innocent bystanders, we suggest the mother be more-concerned for her own "spiritual well-being," but we understand how the shock of a coming out situation can influence god-fearing folk to say things they haven't really thought through.
Perhaps more in this video than any he's previously posted, AreYouSurprised proves he is the epitome of "American Hero."