Political Intolerance

ItMormon was ironic to watch the smirking Mitt Romney criticize as an “apology” the Embassy of the United States in Cairo’s statement:

“Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

Are we so quick to forget the historic religious intolerance directed at the Mormons which drove them from the American heartland to the wilds of Utah?

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


2 Responses to “Political Intolerance”

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed the smirk and clear political move. Can’t we stop the campaigning for event a moment of silence?

  2. You must admit the way the Administration has handled this crisis invites criticism. While we believe in religious tolerance it is clear others do not. But that does not mean we must abandon our own principles or beliefs to assuage some perception of slight by others. We cannot solve the problem of intolerance for Muslims. They must face that question themselves. But neither must be tolerant violence against our principles, people or strategic interests or we lose them all.

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