When I was watching YNN last night and they had a story on the passing use of the word 'gay' in a post here a couple days ago, I realized again how easy it is for something small to get bigger...That and a hectoring column by a local reporter and an admonition from a Syracuse anchorman. (I thought changing the word used after an email request was pretty nice of me, but then the run to the media started.)
Today, my Lewis County friend Brian McGrath commented on the need to make this a teachable moment.
"I know you are not homophobic, but use of the word in that way sends a bad message to gay people, including the many young gay people in Watertown struggling with their sexual orientation," Brian opined.
OK, we all know no one needs to take grief in life over personal matters...Point taken.
My point over language and semantics was made in my previous post.
And by the way, Brian...I never chastised you for doing this to a dog.