When NWA started using the word in every other verse of their music, and then every other black person started using it as a term of endearment, and so on and so forth, the word lost a lot of it's ability to hurt, and therefore, much of it's power. It's intent became muddled, and it's purpose changed.
Do the same thing with anything else highly offensive or insulting to others, around the world, and before you know it, people will no longer be so offended by things of that nature...they will simply accept the reality that not everyone believes as they do, and that, as a result, not everyone holds the same values, the same morals and principles, and through that, violence over those things WILL reduce.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
You know one of the good things about the Piss Christ? It exposed all the [supposed] Christian nutbars to the light of the public. I'm all for those Westboro types being front and center in the news, we know where they are and what they're doing and can distance ourselves and our faith from them.