Hiring Young at UW an opportunity to promote religious tolerance

ABC News ran an editorial, "Anti-LDS Slurs in Washington," about the recent selection of Michael Young as the new president of the University of Washington.

Some of the comments were predictable: The Church of Latter Day Saints supports polygamy, excludes blacks, and is anti-gay; anyone who is religious shouldn't be in charge of an institution of higher learning.

Of course, none of the allegations are true — Mormons have outlawed polygamy, allowed African Americans to hold the priesthood and have accepted gays but don't advocate for gay marriage, a position that most Christian groups share.
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