Re "Mormon apostle Packer warns against 'tolerance trap'" (Tribune, April 7):
In the 19th century, Mormons pleaded with the rest of the nation to show them tolerance for their divergent, non-traditional marriages. But self-righteous Victorian America could not "tolerate legalized acts of immorality," what Mormons called celestial marriage, and so the nation mercilessly beat the Mormons into submission.
Today, another persecuted minority is begging for tolerance for their choice of whom to love, but Mormons see it as an "act of immorality" and any tolerance of it as a "vice." Incredibly, the persecuted have become the persecutors.