Open Forum: Responsible leadership is needed
When someone attains a position of prominence or leadership, we have always assumed that a certain level of responsibility goes with it. They speak not just as one person but for a position, a cause, a group.
Their words are heard differently ... they have more weight. If they use words that suggest hatred, they make hatred acceptable and encourage hatred in those who listen. If they use words that suggest intolerance, they encourage intolerance and make it acceptable.