After decades of open struggle with the church's recalcitrant attitude and discrimination against its LGBTQ worshippers who wanted to serve as pastors, elders or deacons, the Presbyterian Church (USA) finally conducted its first openly gay ordination.
Too many of us keep the n-word alive. It also allows Americans to become unconscious and numb in the use and abuse of the power and currency this racial epithet still wields, thwarting the daily struggle many of us Americans work hard at in trying to ameliorate race relations.
In 2007, Tim Hardaway spewed homophobic remarks that made headlines. In a remarkable change of heart, Hardaway defends equal rights for gays and lesbians in 2011, given African-Americans a role model against homophobia.