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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wall St. Journal- Religion & the Cult of Tolerance

Dr Jim Simons a TEC-Pgh clergyman and member of the TEC diocese litigation team posted this story from the Wall Street Journal on his blog 3 Rivers Episcopal earlier today. Very interesting reading. The two money quotes in the article are these: "These are not cases of people trying to impose their beliefs on the rest of us. Instead they involve the question whether faith communities are free to live their own beliefs in their own institutions. Somehow the more “tolerant” we become, the more difficult that becomes". And, "So much for live and let live".

Perhaps TEC presiding bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori who filed a amicus brief in the Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case,and Dr. Simons might want to study how tolerance applies in the current property litigation and negotiations they are poised to conduct -- just a thought

For complete article click here: The Wall Street Journal- Religion and the Cult of Tolerance

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