Monday, July 25, 2005



Supporting tolerance

Four hundred people gathered in support of tolerance in Auckland yesterday. It's not a bad turnout, given that we don't seem to lend ourselves to public protest very often, and it asserted a very positive message: that we want a New Zealand where everyone can belong and participate, regardless of their faith. Those who vandalised the Mosques or who seek to blame all Muslims for the actions of their co-religionists don't want this sort of New Zealand; it's good to see that there are people willing to stand up and say that they do.

3 comments:

I cant wait for the tolerance towards Destiny church march...Any idea when this will be idiot/s?

Posted by Sector 7G : 7/25/2005 02:10:00 PM

Indeed - tolerance seems to often be a code word for intolerance towards groups other than the obvious ones.
The problem of course is that of "Intolerance of intolerance".

Posted by Toonpi : 7/25/2005 07:14:00 PM

a march against intolerance is a bit like a war for peace.

Posted by Toonpi : 7/25/2005 07:15:00 PM