Sunday, May 6, 2007

Selling Out Your Own In The Name Of Tolerance

How do you wrap your head around espousing tolerance, diversity, respect, etc, then turning around and telling all the women on your team "Sorry, but the opposing team is religiously offended by your presence. Off you go!". Note this line:

Church of Norway spokesman Olav Fykse Tveit said the imams refused to play against a mixed-gender team of priests because it would have gone against their beliefs in avoiding close physical contact with strange women.

Yeah, right. How about this: Fairly young, athletic females wearing shorts, running (think tissue oscillation here), competing against males, and possibly winning. If any of these female pastors has an ounce of dignity, the response by the muslim team ought to give them serious pause about the long term chances of "inter faith dialogue", and about the value their compatriots place upon them compared to the fleeting approval of the opposition.

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