Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13: Hate Must Always Be Exposed

By Sylvia Gurinsky

As much as most decent people didn't want to see Terry Jones at all last week, he had to be exposed.

Bigots always must be exposed. Jones is, above all, a bigot.

First Amendment rights are limited by the danger they pose, and there was no question that Jones' posturing on whether to burn Korans posed an immense danger worldwide - not just to Americans.

Leaders from President Barack Obama onward were obligated to speak out against the Koran burning. Thankfully, they did - in the United States and around the world.

Also thankfully, millions of Americans used this Sept. 11 for what it's been meant for since the horrific attacks of 2001 - a day for helping others.

Hatred in obscurity and anonymity is hatred that grows, unchecked. Hatred exposed is hatred that can be fought. There were a lot of warriors for good last Saturday.

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