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We Should All Get It, But Some Of Us Don't — Why I Have To Keep Showing This Wanda Sykes Video

It's short and to the point, and even a little cranky. But many of us have some friends who still say this. This is a public service announcement for them.

We Should All Get It, But Some Of Us Don't — Why I Have To Keep Showing This Wanda Sykes Video
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And because things that seem simple can be confusing for some, here's a handy flowchart for when it's OK to say "gay."


You'd probably never say this. I would never again say this, but I cringe remembering a time during my youth when I and others said it freely without thinking. It *did* take a little work to undo the habit when I finally realized how hurtful it is to others, but I'm glad I retrained myself. I know now that I won't have to worry about something offensive flying out of my mouth and having to feel awful about it when it dawns on me.

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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