Heche's father, an evangelical Christian who not only sexually abused Anne as a kid but was also a closeted gay man, died of AIDS in 1983. Shortly after her mother joined Focus on the Family a group that holds the belief one can "overcome" homosexuality.
That is really effed up. No wonder Celestia reared her ugly head a few years ago!
Anne Heche explains her decision to keep her family apart:
"My mother's had a very tragic life. Three of her five children are dead, and her husband is dead. That she is attempting to change gay people into straight people is, in my opinion, a way to keep the pain of the truth out. People wonder why I am so forthcoming with the truths that have happened in my life, and it's because the lies that I have been surrounded with and the denial that I was raised in, for better or worse, bore a child of truth and love. My mother preaches to this day the opposite of that core of my life. It is no mistake that she still stands up against love. And one wonders why I'm not rushing to have her meet my children."
While we think family should always come first sometimes, family issues can be very complicated.
It sounds like Anne is doing what she believes is best for her kiddies and that's what's important.
Remember she was gay once herself!
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