Elizabeth Good’s Father Ed Comes Out as Homosexual Amid Divorce From Spouse Lois

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Elizabeth Good and Ed Good attend the Vegas Cine Fest Awards Ceremony in 2012. Broadimage/Shutterstock

Talking his fact. Ed Good, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Good, has come out as homosexual. In a letter he posted on Fb on Thursday, August 15, and later shared with the media, Ed additionally mentioned that he’s divorcing Lois Good, his spouse since 1986.

“I want to share the information that I’ve lately acknowledged to myself and my household that I’m homosexual,’’ Ed, 64, wrote within the put up. “The choice to be sincere and truthful about my orientation comes with its personal set of challenges, however on the identical time it’s a large reduction.”

He additionally praised Lois, who filed for divorce on July 5, based on the Salt Lake Tribune. “I like my household and at all times will,” Ed posted. “Lois has been a loyal spouse, and extraordinary mom, who has needed to endure an unimaginable a part of this journey. I deeply remorse the excruciating ache this has precipitated her. … Hurting her was by no means my intent. Whereas our marriage will finish, my love for Lois and everybody in my household is everlasting. I consider that love is what binds us collectively.”

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Elizabeth Good and her dad and mom Ed and Lois in 2003. Ron Sachs/Shutterstock

Ed is present process one other large change: He wrote that he’s leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ”As an overtly homosexual man, the Church isn’t a spot the place I discover solace any longer,” he defined. “It’s not my accountability to inform the Church, its members or its management what to consider in regards to the rightness or wrongness of being LGBTQ.”

“Dwelling with the ache and guilt I’ve for therefore a few years, not prepared to simply accept the reality about my orientation has at instances introduced me to the purpose the place I questioned whether or not life was nonetheless price dwelling,” he continued. “I can now not stay making an attempt to appease another person’s thought of who I must be, and have come to the conclusion that it was by no means my Savior’s intent to alter me from the best way I used to be born.”

Ed turned a baby security advocate after Elizabeth was kidnapped from the household’s Salt Lake Metropolis dwelling by husband and spouse Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee in 2002 when she was 14 years outdated. She was rescued 9 months later in Sandy, Utah.

Elizabeth, now 31, spoke out about her dad and mom’ break up in a press release to At present. “My dad and mom taught me as a younger baby that they might love me unconditionally it doesn’t matter what occurred,” the mom of three mentioned. “Whereas I’m deeply saddened by their separation, nothing might change my love and admiration for them each. Their selections are very private. As such, I can’t move judgment and quite am specializing in loving and supporting them and the opposite members of my household.”

Ed, who has 5 different kids with Lois, additionally gave a press release to the NBC morning present. “I’m simply grateful for the wonderful love and assist from everybody,” he mentioned. “It was … extremely exhausting getting up to now and I really feel for therefore many which are struggling in my state of affairs making an attempt to make the choice of whether or not to come back out or stay closeted the remainder of their life. That call is deeply private however liberating.”

 


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