From Jim Brown and One News Now.
A Christian woman from Canada has written a new book that details the trauma she suffered during her childhood as a result of her father’s homosexual behavior.
“Dawn Stefanowicz recounts her story of growing up in a homosexual home in Toronto, Canada, during the 1960s in Out from Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting (Annotation Press). Stefanowicz says she was prompted to write the book back in 2004 after testifying before a Canadian Senate committee against hate crime legislation and expressing public opposition to sexual diversity curriculum in her country’s schools.
The author and speaker says it was a painful and also “healing” process to write down every detail she could remember of being raised by a father who welcomed numerous male sex partners into the family’s home on a regular basis. Stefanowicz says her father’s destructive homosexual behavior created sexuality confusion in her life. In the book, she chronicles how, as a young girl, she often wished she were a boy.
“It’s a very difficult thing to describe,” she shares. “You doubt your own sexuality because you’re looking at your parent’s example. And for me, when I looked at my father I did not feel affirmed as a young girl growing up, nor as a woman. My own femininity was denied in that kind of situation. Women were not valued.”
Stefanowicz says she wrote the book with the knowledge that other children in homosexual homes would also come forward to “find truth and their own healing.”
“Children are impacted long-term in homosexual environments — not just while they’re growing up, but throughout their adulthood,” says the author. “Children [of homosexuals] who have been in touch with me, even into their fifties and sixties, still describe certain difficulties that they are facing long-term.”
Stefanowicz says it was her faith in Jesus Christ that enabled her to face her traumatic past and forgive her father, who died of AIDS in 1991.”