Washington Post advice columnist Amy Dickinson recently received an appalling letter from a parent seeking help with their gay son who won't "stop being gay."

The poor chap wrote to 'Ask Amy' that he just did not know what to do with his gay son, incredulously revealing the young man "won't listen to reason, and he will not stop being gay."

The parent, penned as "feeling betrayed," said he was extremely concerned about what his church group would think if they found out about his son. He said he feared "they might make fun of me."

"I feel as if he is doing this just to get back at me for forgetting his birthday for the past three years - I have a busy work schedule," the parent explains in their letter.

"Please help him make the right choice in life by not being gay," he pleaded.

Dickinson's incredible response to the delusional parent advise he teach his son "an important lesson."

"You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your own sexuality to show him how easy it is," she wrote.

"Try it for the next year or so: Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person's sexuality is a matter of choice -- to be dictated by one's parents, the parents' church and social pressure."

Read the rest of the exchange below:

DEAR AMY: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people in that group find out they will make fun of me for having a gay child. He won't listen to reason, and he will not stop being gay. I feel as if he is doing this just to get back at me for forgetting his birthday for the past three years -- I have a busy work schedule. Please help him make the right choice in life by not being gay. He won't listen to me, so maybe he will listen to you. -- Feeling Betrayed

DEAR BETRAYED: You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your own sexuality to show him how easy it is. Try it for the next year or so: Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person's sexuality is a matter of choice -- to be dictated by one's parents, the parents' church and social pressure. I assume that my suggestion will evoke a reaction that your sexuality is at the core of who you are. The same is true for your son. He has a right to be accepted by his parents for being exactly who he is.