alt "We must not only be tolerant, but we must cultivate a spirit of affirmative gratitude for those who do not see things quite as we see them.  We do not in any way have to compromise our theology, our convictions, our knowledge of eternal truth as it has been revealed by the God of heaven.  We can offer our own witness of the truth, but never in a manner that will give offense to others . . . We must learn to accord appreciation and respect for others who are as sincere in their beliefs and practices as we are." Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley

alt "This love of which the Savior spoke, and which he emphasizes as being the most important thing in life, must begin in the home and then be carried into our daily lives. Tolerance and respect for others' beliefs must be taught in the home. Children must learn to love and live and play with those of differing beliefs, while being staunch and true to their own convictions and teachings." — N. Eldon Tanner, "The Great Commandments," Ensign, July 1980, p. 3-4, N. Eldon Tanner

alt "Among the most imperative needs of every generation are faith, courage, fortitude, and tolerance, all of which must be developed and become adequate. You will need courage, which is more than lack of fear. Courage is meeting fear with firmness and fortitude." Hugh B. Brown May 24, 1962 "BYU Speeches of the Year," 1962 p. 8

alt "Now words can be used as weapons against you. If they throw the word diversity at you, grab hold of it and say, 'I am already diverse, and I intend to stay diverse.' If the word is tolerance, grab that one, too, saying, 'I expect you to be tolerant of my lifestyle—obedience, integrity, abstinence, repentance.' If the word is choice, tell them you choose good, old-fashioned morality. You choose to be a worthy husband or wife, a worthy parent. - Boyd K. Packer, "The Standard of Truth Has Been Erected," Ensign (CR), November 2003, p.24 





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