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  •  The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America says: (2+ / 0-)
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    Andy Cook, Eagles92
    "Democracy permits, or should permit, the broadest possible range of belief and practice; but there is no obligation on the part of the voter to sanction them. In the treatment of individuals, tolerance rather means access to government, equal treatment under law, the right to be heard and rights generally, are to be denied to no one on an arbitrary basis. But tolerance is not a principle that necessarily applied to all areas of experience: it does not apply, for example, in the realms of science, justice, and truth. For, though persons and their beliefs must always be respected, it does not follow that ignorance, injustice or error — considered in themselves — should be tolerated. Nor, in the sense of meaning no consideration of ideological belief and affiliation, does it have meaning with reference to the vote."
    In the best Lutheran tradition this statement should be nailed to the forehead of every politician like Tom Cotton.

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