Forgive me for not posting in a couple of days. I've been "on the road" teaching in our graduate program.
As you can see in the brief autobiography on the right, I served for twenty-two years in the United States Navy, and I'm very proud of that service. Today I received an e-mail from a man I knew in the Navy, although I haven't seen him in many years. His e-mail was troubling, to say the least.
The question is: How best to deal with this kind of ignorant, mis-informed and hateful attitude? The teacher as well as the deacon in me wants to explain the errors in this e-mail (which I realize has been around ever since the LAST Presidential campaign), but that might give it more attention than it warrants, and only serve to perpetuate it further.
I realize that this is not a posting directly related to the diaconate, but in another sense it certainly is. The perpetuation of this kind of religious intolerance needs to be addressed, and addressed with honesty and truth.