The Tom Joyner Morning Show’s Nikki Woods writes at BlackAmericaWeb.com that parents should choose love upon learning that their child is gay or lesbian, citing as an example Magic Johnson’s support of his son Earvin Johnson Jr.
Last week the world learned what basketball great Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie had known for many years — that their son, Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. was gay. If you didn’t already respect Magic for appearing to be a stand up guy, a philanthropist and a businessman who has invested heavily in inner-cities, then perhaps he’ll earn it with his response to the “outing” of his namesake: “Cookie and I have always been proud of EJ and will always support him.”
I think most people with children have wondered at one point or another how we would react to learning that they were gay.
Decades ago, parents had excuses for