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Wouldn't it be lovely if, with just a twitch of the nose, life, or any aspect of it could be changed. Instead, positive changes always seem to involve tremendously hard work, determination, and endless setbacks. How lovely it would be to have the powers of Samantha Stephens.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

DJ is so amazing...

DJ has a friend, Mike (who is also one of my seminary students). Mike habitually uses the term "gay" in a derogatorily descriptive way.

Last month, DJ heard it one time too many. He turned to Mike and said, "I don't like it when you say that." Mike wanted to know why. DJ said, "I know several guys who are gay. They're very good friends of our family, and some of the coolest people I know."

It's been one month. Mike hasn't used the term once in that time. That says a lot about him. It also speaks volumes about the impact one person can have.

DJ is pretty cool, himself.

2 Comments:

  • At Sunday, November 12, 2006 2:28:00 PM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Basically amazing. I wish you a good week. My prayers are with you.

     
  • At Monday, November 13, 2006 11:37:00 PM, Blogger Xanadu said…

    As someone who studies such things, I've always been amazed at the power of language. Good for DJ, it is moments like these where I find a glimmer of hope left for humanity. Perhaps someday the metaphor can be extended to the Others on the extremity, the Others who are bearing the brunt of language victimization in our culture.

     

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