Religious leaders taking a stand against intolerance

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Religious leaders taking a stand against intolerance

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We ought to celebrate and support the religious leaders, of all faiths, who stand against intolerance.

I hadn't heard of John Pavlovitz until Lady tehMa posted this in the thread "Read about the victims", and felt this was worthy of support.

http://johnpavlovitz.com/2016/06/13/the-forgotten-children-killed-in-the-orlando-shooting/[/quote]

What he says about himself:
I’m an 18-year ministry veteran trying to figure out how to love people well and to live-out the red letters of Jesus.
Ideology...gives evil-doing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination...[it] is the social theory which helps to make his actions seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes...
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Also of interest, reaction to the Orlando tragedy from several imams:
http://imamsonline.com/blog/muslim-community-leaders-speak-following-orlando-attack/
Ideology...gives evil-doing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination...[it] is the social theory which helps to make his actions seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes...
-Solzhenitsyn
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An interview with the first US openly gay Imam. http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2016/ ... o-massacre
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JLives wrote:An interview with the first US openly gay Imam. http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2016/ ... o-massacre

That was well worth the read. Thanks for posting.
Ideology...gives evil-doing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination...[it] is the social theory which helps to make his actions seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes...
-Solzhenitsyn
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With so many religious leaders spewing hate and intolerance over this massacre....this modern Orthodox Jewish Rabbi is a breath of fresh air and enlightenment.... he took his congregation to an African American gay bar to remember and honor the victims.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act ... n-orlando/
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Farmmaa wrote:With so many religious leaders spewing hate and intolerance over this massacre....this modern Orthodox Jewish Rabbi is a breath of fresh air and enlightenment.... he took his congregation to an African American gay bar to remember and honor the victims.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act ... n-orlando/

Now I'm teary-eyed but smiling. Thanks, Farmmaa.
Ideology...gives evil-doing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination...[it] is the social theory which helps to make his actions seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes...
-Solzhenitsyn

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