At the conference, Tom Montgomery, the father, shared this poem he'd written about his son. I share it here with his permission.
What a great Dad--thank you, my Savior. Please send more like Tom. Fathers like him make the world a better place for all of us.
I See The Image Of Christ In My Gay Son, Lord
I held him in my hand when he was newly born;
Perfect and innocent, filling me with joy.
I held his hand at his first steps,
I watched him play and smile and talk.
This boy that I have been given,
Has been a gift and my joy,
With a voice that touches the heavens,
And hands that bring music.
He is unique and he is gifted,
And his smile lights up a room.
But the greatest gift I see in him, Lord,
Is that he reminds me of You.
I see love in his eyes and hear trust in his voice,
He cares more readily for others.
I have taught him all Thou hast given me, Lord,
And he has become a better man than I.
I see the Image of Christ in my gay son, Lord,
He is chaste and young and pure.
But we need a new way to live today,
To fill with joy and hope and love.
He is Yours, Lord, and he is mine,
So let us set his feet
On a path that leads him back to You,
As Thou hast made him - perfect and complete.
By Tom Montgomery
With Jordan Montgomery’s permission