We can’t imagine how hard it was for Brandi Brugess to come out as bisexual. See, her father is famous homophobic Christian radio host Rick Burgess whose show Rick & Bubba on WZZK-FM is broadcast nationally and often has choice words about the LGBT comedy. The comedy show takes far-right Christian stances on a lot of issues so you can imagine Brandi’s concerns when coming out to him.
Unfortunately, he didn’t take it too well. He used to tell stories about his daughter on the air, but now he says she’s “failed” him. The 27-year-old, though, is inarguably hurt, but she’s optimistic about the future.
“I was erased. Recently, I’ve returned, cast as the prodigal daughter,” she said. “The story my father tells is one of a lost lamb, covered in shame. In his public musings, he speaks of my sin. Without my consent, he uses me as a cautionary tale.”
“I have been praying, researching and meditating on the many emails, sermons and verses my dad has sent me. I always come back to the same conclusion. Love is love…I shared this with him. ‘I love you. I’m sorry. I still love God.'”
Her coming out is courageous and beautiful, we hope her family can see that yes, love is love.