The Staff has argued compellingly and correctly for gay rights. Sadly, though, the Staff discriminates when it applies the principle of tolerance. The Staff demands tolerance from religion, but refuses itself to tolerate religion. There are legitimately held religious hesitations and objections to gay rights, which should be recognized. These are positions which deserve as much respect and tolerance as those of the gay rights movement. As Marx noted, "Democracy provides freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."