religious freedom, nondiscrimination, principles, conflicts
I feel privileged to be in this honored place. I love this country, which I believe was established with the blessings of God. I love its Constitution, whose principles I believe were divinely inspired. I am, therefore, distressed at the way we are handling the national issues that divide us. We have always had to work through serious political conflicts, but today too many approach that task as if their preferred outcome must entirely prevail over all others, even in our pluralistic society. We need to work for a better way—a way to resolve differences without compromising core values. We need to live together in peace and mutual respect, within our defined constitutional rights.
Oaks, Dallin H.
"Going Forward with Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 61:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol61/iss1/11