Asexual kicked out of home for sexual orientation. So they turned their parents into the police for having illegal firearms
The parents of an asexual person was convinced their child was gay and threatened to send them to conversion therapy, so they warned the police about their father’s illegal firearms.
On the subreddit ‘Am I The A**hole’, where users decide if the original poster is, indeed, the one in the wrong, the asexual OP asks the world that exact question.
But given the context of the situation – from their parents kicking them out to holding their belongings hostage – reddit agreed that they are in no way the ‘a**hole’ here.
Asexual person forced to move in with parents who erase their sexuality and want to push them into conversion therapy.
OP, who is based in Canada, explained: “I recently lost my job and parents practically begged me back to live with them while I plan the next steps in life.
“I wanted to go back to school and pursue a masters degree, but when I got back it was clear they had other plans.
“I’m ace but they were convinced I’m gay and were going to force me into conversion therapy through the church, when I refused they kicked me out less than four days later, including the weekend.”
As a result, OP’s parents had police officers wake then up in the morning to evict them. Since then, they have bounced around various motels scoping for a permanent place.
Moreover, their parents are also “withholding” all of their possessions.
“I’m arranging a police escort when I show up with a u-haul as I wouldn’t feel safe going there alone or with just a friend,” they said, “and the majority of my family doesn’t speak to me.”
But in advance of collecting their belongings, OP added that they warned the authorities about their father’s “stash of illegal firearms, including handguns”.
So, the question remains: Are they the a**hole?
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Reddit users resoundingly said no.
“NTA,” opined one user, “you are ensuring that the police are aware that they may be in danger from the firearms.
“As for your parents, if you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.”
Another added: “NTA […] if they’re making threats over you being ace and trying to force you into conversion therapy, they are not stable and should not have guns.
“You could be saving someone’s life. If you need a police escort to reclaim your things from them, they are not rational people and probably incapable of being responsible gun-owners.”
Although, it wasn’t a wall of “NTA” replies, some user doubted the validity of the OP’s story.
“Uh… this has got to be a s**t post,” posited a user. “The police can’t evict you like that this quickly.”
While some hit back that, according to local law, the parents could have called law enforcement and claimed OP was a trespasser.