Assassinating Opinions and Reputations
Local Lawrence, Kansas religious leaders issued a statement condemning the attack on Prof. Mirecki. But they also denounced what came before the attacks:
We recognize violence comes not only in “sticks and stones,” that hurt physically, but also in words of disrespect and innuendo often used to assassinate the opinions and reputations of others. We find ourselves saddened to see our deeply held values of tolerance and civil discourse give way to extremist behaviors that threaten another’s highest good.