I'm on my soapbox tonight.
In our culture, gays are the only minority group that can be publicly demonized and hated without consequence. If you doubt me, tune into any Christian television station or radio program to witness a preacher spewing out anti-gay venom, thus encouraging anti-gay violence as well as self-hatred among gay youth . Further up the ladder, the president of the United States is attempting to write discrimination into the constitution. And in everyday life, the gay slurs and jokes that take place in workplaces, locker rooms and street corners – not to mention hate crimes and gay bashing – are too many to mention.
So excuse me, if I get upset when a moron like Tim Hardaway pisses me off and threatens my existence.
Yes, I’m not taking it anymore. No apologies. And I’m not ready to make nice.