In Reply to: Don't confuse me with my father posted by John La Mattery Jr. on February 23, 2005 at 20:16:28:
this is the first time I have heard of this kind of effort. RE: Writing to a site for FGs validating what so many SGs suffered. Personally, I think if there was more of this kind of effort, you might see more FGs stepping up to the plate. Previously, FGs were basically told to stay away from SGs who didn't want to have anything to do with anybody who had "willingly" joined. In this fashion, many FGs felt uncomfortable about getting into SGs business, so to speak. Up till now, it's been a pretty separate community, at least on these sites. In real life, it's a whole other matter. It's kind of sad that the sites ended up being pulled in these directions. It may have been more healing for so many SGs to see that they would get validation from FGs for the most part who had left and that we are all trying for the same thing. It would be good for them to see too that many FGs suffered greatly in many, many ways as well.
Coming to these sites, you are kind of preaching to the choir, in a way. Most of the people here have already openly admitted to all the things you are talking about and have openly apologized to both their children and all the SGAs. Maybe because you haven't ventured here much you have not seen it as much as you think you should.