Prayers for Bobby () is a United States television movie, based on the book of the same name by Leroy F. Aarons. It is based on the true story of the life of. Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay.. . Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son [ Leroy Aarons] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bobby.

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I watched the movie many years ago and always felt the need to dive more into this story based on true events. The way that Mary comes to understand the role she played in her son’s death is extremely emotional, and I found myself coming to care for and love Mary as much as I did Bobby by the end of the story.

Eight months ago my son jumped off a bridge and killed himself. She prayrs PFLAG, demonstrated, spoke at hearings, founded a scholarship in her son’s name, spoke on television talk shows, and became a high profile member in the fight against bigotry and against bullying. Apr 13, Andy Carrington added it. Although Mary continues to believe that God can heal all, Bobby’s other siblings have learned to accept Bobby for who he is and try to support him but Bobby realizes at a very young age that he is different from the other boys.

Worrying about his brothers health Ed tells his mother Mary about Bobby being gay. I have now been in a relationship and marriage to a man for 33 years, some family members cannot copy with this. How anyone can ever suggest that a gay person “choses his lifestyle” havve no idea what they are talking about, who in their right mind would set themselves up for abuse, ridicule bpbby worse, it took me years to accept myself as I am.


View all 4 comments. As a reader, it was important for me to see the fruits of Mary’s labors, and just how far she went and how much she accomplished exemplified the extent of the transformation of her convictions. When he told me he was homosexual my world fell apart. I liked who I was. I would suggest this novel to anyone who is uncomfortable with homosexuality; it’s story will definitely change their views. This book, first bobbj inbecame a film by the same title starring Sigourney Weaver as Mary Griffith.

Prayers for Bobby

This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat It was not God’s will that Bobby climbed over the side of a freeway overpass and jumped directly into the path of an eighteen-wheel truck which killed him instantly. The book tells how his lefoy grew to understand how her attitudes contributed to Bobby’s lack of self-esteem and his inability This biography tells the story of Mary Griffith, a mother who felt that her gay son was condemned to hell unless he repented.

I felt Bobby’s self-hatred and sadness. Absolutely heartbreaking, at times I needed to aarns away from it.

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But his suicide is not the end of the story. Her story is one of the dominant narratives depicting the terrible impact of homophobia on families. Its filled with a powerful message that brings awareness to homosexuality and suicide and the connection between the two. These are all the things I said to my son Bobby when I found out he was gay. This book was a lifesaver then as it helped me sort out my family, my thoughts, my feelings and brought resolution to my heart and mind.

Unknown to you, they will be listening to your ‘Amen’s as they silently cry out to God in their hearts. Now my reality forms my belief. When Bobby finally came out to his family in his mid teens, Mary believed that he could stop being gay by sheer self-discipline and prayer.


Honestly, I think they all just do it for attention, if life for a left-hander is so tough they could just get up and change themselves. The phrase “Only the good die young” is really suitable for this amazing aarone heartbreaking book. Think and remember a child is listening. It is a tragic story, but beautiful in a way.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nevertheless, this is worth reading. It was hard to like her for so long, then I just wanted to tell her that she was doing good.

The most heartbreaking quote for me. S This was an incredibly impactful book not only because it brings into focus the horrible reality of rejection and discrimination that so many young gay people face, but also because it’s a great example of self-imposed ignorance cured and turned into something that has and still does benefit gay people everywhere.

Be the first to discover new talent! After her son’s suicide, Mary learns a valuable lesson and sets off to change the world. This book was very good. At the time of his death, Aarons was working on another play, Night Nurseabout South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissionfor which he and his life partner of 24 years, Joshua Boneh[2] had spent a month in South Africa doing research earlier that year.

I deeply regret my lack of knowledge concerning gay and lesbian people.