Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tolerance: Episode One

"Tolerance is the religion of people who no longer believe in anything."
Lavar Christensen
Republican Congressional Candidate for Utah's Second District.

"Teach children tolerance. No one need surrender his or her own beliefs while extending tolerance to those with other beliefs."

President Gordon B. Hinckley (Standing for Something, p 159)

16 comments:

Steve said...

AMEN, Brother Miller!

--Brother Petersen

BILL Hansen said...

Amen, Bother Miller

Brother Bill Hansen

Donkeydarrell said...

AMEN, Brother Miller!

Mike Ridgway, Salt Lake City said...

Exhibit A

Rob! I found the letter I've been promising to send to you, as scanned in by Mark Towner himself. Will try to get a more tolerable version to you presently.

jackjack said...

Mike, this is the Amen Brother thread. Please keep your comments thread appropriate, or, say, send an email.

with that aside ... ahem ...

Amen, brother Miller!

Ethan said...

Wow.

Amen, brother.

Christine Johnson said...

What a classic example of why LeVar Christiansen is entirely out of touch with mainstream Utah. Fortunately, his countless bigoted and discriminatory "unChrist-like" banter is all on record.

Priceless.

Republican Vern said...

AMEN, Brother Christensen!

theorris said...

Namaste.

The Senate Site said...

Namawhat?

Anyone else have to look that up?

Dictionary:

Namaste literally means "I humbly bow to you," from the Sanskrit: Namas: "to bow, obeisance, reverential salutation", and Te: "to you". It is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with the hands pressed together, palms touching, in front of the chest.

The GBH quote is a good reminder, but don't be too eager to sting Lavar. He is a good man. We have all said things that, taken out of context, can be used against us.

Allie said...

I'll say "Amen" too.

I would like to think that LaVar Christensen is out of touch with mainstream Utah. It seems like a lot of people have selective hearing when the prophet speaks though.

Allie said...

I don't see how that particular comment could be taken out of context. What context could possibly make that a smart comment?

Good man or not, it was a dumb thing to say, especially for someone trying to get elected to something.

I let a lot of things slide when it comes to "regular" people. People who are supposed to be representing me politically, I expect better.

LaVar C. said...

Um, wait, let me take about 3 hours to explain myself...

theorris said...

Just going for some religious/cultural diversity, Senate Site.

Mike Ridgway, Salt Lake City said...

Jackjack, I can't say Amen Brother. That could get me excommunicated from the Utah Republican Party.

I'll say this though. I had a conversation Saturday where Rep. Christensen was anything but tolerant of my rights to political free speech.

My brother who witnessed and participated in the conversation says "Amen, brother."

john marlor said...

Don't believe in anything eh? One thing I do believe in LaVar is that the Republicans can't come up with a candidate that doesn't have his head where the sun don't shine. Your intolerance will be your undoing. I am a voter in the 2nd district and you can be sure that I will NOT cast my vote for you. If I die I will come back from the grave to cast my vote for Pepe Lepew instead of you. Excuse my intolerance for your intolerance. Miller is right.(sometimes)