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Can Religious Tolerance Trump Bigotry?

April 18, 2013  |  permalink


The resentments that extremists have long used to stoke the culture wars will go away to the extent that people come to understand that their own problems have nothing to do with the demons with which they have long been associated. The more people realize that the problems facing their children have nothing to do with the gay couple next door, for instance, the harder they are to manipulate. Change also comes from those who understand that the valuable parts of any religion – the instructions to love thy neighbor and so on – are not compatible with bigotry and division. If the price of commitment to religion is support for the politics of hate, then the price is simply too high. My take in the Guardian.

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The Good News Club, by Katherine Stewart

The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children

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