The 6 Worst Parents of 2013

2013 may have been a banner year for LGBT rights, but these parents clearly didn't get the memo.

BY Alex J Davidson

December 23 2013 4:00 AM ET

Mom Tells Son to Beat the Gay Out of Brother

Mary Gowans, a mother in rural North Carolina, who reportedly ordered her 12-year-old son to beat her 15-year-old son with a belt in an attempt to make the older child heterosexual. Gowans told TV station WECT that she doesn't agree with the "gay lifestyle" but also admitted that she thinks her son might be gay.