Our political bubbles prime us to see the other side as hypocrites. That doesn’t make it true.
The forces of contention may have just escalated to a new and even more feverish pitch as a result of the election disputes and the breach of the Capitol building in Washington.
Rather than defensively dismissing words as false, look seriously at the problems. How can we keep the marketplace of ideas open and functioning?
We depend on headlines to quickly summarize the truth of a matter. When they do the opposite, like the Washington Post piece last week, the damage is real.
The request that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints not be referred to as “Mormon” is similar to the way the Pilgrims navigated their identity.