Tag Archives: tolerance

Family Names

Update (April 21, 2017) Not everyone is happy about this decision, understandably. I still think their choice of name is imprudent. However, I also think that a government’s legitimate interests do not include a need to tell parents what name … Continue reading

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Who is My Neighbor?

Folks were hanging around after an evening prayer service Sunday, when someone came into the building and started shooting. 19 of the 50-plus folks there were injured, five hospitalized in critical condition. Six are now dead: Ibrahima Barry Mamadou Tanou … Continue reading

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Conservative? Liberal? No: Catholic

My father-in-law has been asked if he’s conservative — or liberal. His answer: “I’m Catholic.” I’d give the same answer. Catholic teachings are quite definite, so it’s possible to peg them on the American political spectrum — as long as … Continue reading

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Hate, Justice, Forgiveness

Islamic centers in California got hate mail recently. At least one of the letters was addressed “To the Children of Satan,” and started with “You muslims [!] are a vile and filthy people….”1 Details are new, but the attitude is … Continue reading

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