The LDS Church trumps Trump

Fox 13 is reporting that after inquires to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding Donald Trump’s call for the US to block Muslims from entering the US, the LDS Church has issued a statement emphasizing religious freedom. The full press release from the LDS Church: SALT LAKE CITY —  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neutral in regard to party politics and election campaigns. However, it is not neutral in relation to religious freedom. The following statements by Joseph Smith from 1841 and 1843 are consistent with the Church’s position…

Is the tolerance movement ready to sacrifice pluralism?

The events surrounding Mozilla and their now former CEO Brenden Eich have been surreal. Within two short weeks, he went from CTO to CEO to resignation after a firestorm over his previously disclosed donation in favor of California’s Proposition 8. Despite being well-regarded throughout the company as inclusive and highly supportive of Mozilla’s progressive company culture, he was quickly branded as anti-gay and slammed with possibly every permutation of insult surrounding it. This was an ugly incident, and I think there’s a number of things we should be taking away…