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Practice tolerance

Becky McPherson’s March 8 letter likening a conscientious objector to someone who wishes to legally discriminate based on deeply held religious beliefs made me wonder: If I’m a Jewish grocery checker, I can’t be forced to sell pork products, right? As a Catholic pharmacy tech, no one should make me sell birth control, correct? And since the Bible labels both drunkenness and gluttony as sins, surely my deeply held religious beliefs don’t require me to sell beer or cookies lest I appear to condone such behavior.

Perhaps McPherson should take a page from her own religious text and learn to practice tolerance, unless that particular quality isn’t one of her deeply held beliefs.

Sandra Tarbox

Spokane



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