Comments: Are Muslims willing to learn from Jews?
Paper Edition | Page: 8
July 27, p. 6
JC Penny put two daddies in its Father’s Day catalogue this year, and Oreo supported equal rights by posting a picture of rainbow cookies on Facebook. Famous brands such as American Apparel, Levi’s, Starbucks, Target and Disney World have done similar things.
Supporting these causes has led to negative responses from conservative groups, such as the American Family Association (AFA) and One Million Moms, which demand the neutrality of corporations in these so-called wars of culture. (By Abdul Rohman, Tallahassee, Florida)
Living within diversity is about accepting other perspectives. It does not necessarily mean agreeing. Diversity is not only religion. It also entails diversity in sexuality.
I have been fortunate enough to have befriended some gay Christians, atheists, Hindus, and yes, Muslims throughout my life. We might not share similar feelings with them but we can surely accept them.
The author of this article is pulling no punches, and I commend him. However, to increase their prominence in the world Jews seem to excel in their various societies.
They have become prominent because they succeed as doctors, humanitarians, artists, musicians, scientists, politicians, soldiers, educators etc., Judaism has a humanitarian outlook; a self-deprecatory one, yet the essence is education, and a cautiously optimistic view of mankind that doesn’t demand their deity hates others.
I couldn’t agree more...love this article.