Letters to the Editor

David E. Stewart: Extremists’ voices the loudest

Regarding the Jan. 16 news article “ Duke reverses on Muslim prayer”: A Muslim call to prayer from the bell tower of the Duke Chapel would have been a beautiful expression of Duke’s openness to cultural exchange.

Instead of one god, Franklin Graham speaks of different gods. One need look no further than the Golden Rule and the First Amendment to see that Graham’s extreme position is neither Christian nor American.

We live in contentious times. Until moderates have the strength of their convictions, extremists will have the loudest voices.

David E. Stewart

Raleigh

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