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Published: Thursday, Jan. 5 2012 5:00 p.m. MST

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Ghost Writer

Sensitivity towards others is an issue for society in general, not just institutions such as BYU or Baylor. As a Latter-day Saint I was uncomfortable with the descriptions of a zealous member "waving the Book of Mormon in the face" of a non-LDS student, but these types of interactions happen everywhere; one needs to develop patience with the opinions and convictions of others. I have had many instances where associates and friends have politely, yet emphatically, sought to confront me about the foolishness of some of my most sacred beliefs. I try to listen and respond without being put out that they are trying to "change" me.

Salt Lake City, UT

My experience has been that some who demand tolerance are among the most intolerant themselves.

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