Re: "Demonstrators aren't going far enough" (letter, 4-2).
Implying that Christian beliefs are not tolerable because they themselves are not tolerant continues to be debatable. Even so, allowing Christians and all other religions to freely practice their faith has been tolerated since our founding.
However, do we want our government to impose a requirement on all groups, religious or atheist, to conform to being all things to all people, even if it offends their particular traditions? World history repeatedly shows that forcing this conformity on beliefs and practices leads to its own intolerant belief system and is a slippery slope.
Fortunately, we live in a country that allows open and free discussion on topics that can’t be tolerated. Right now, they’re not so fortunate in Iraq and Syria.
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Finally, if this First Amendment right seems intolerable, then I’d be curious to know what other freedoms are also pesky enough to make go away.