It’s not the song (which is great), but the time and station that matter most

Have you seen Neil Patrick Harris’s opening song to this year’s Tony Awards? It’s outstanding, even with Brooke Shield’s blatant attempt to ruin it.

But you know what I liked best about the performance?

Imagining the horrified looks on the faces of all the bigoted homophobes when they realized that this man singing this song was being aired during the so-called “family hour” of network television.

On a Sunday night, no less.

How gloriously quickly the world is changing for the better.