COMMENTARY: Openness, diversity and magnanimity

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Mary Jo Binker of Rosslyn, Va. receives ashes from the Rev. Kyle Oliver, assistant priest at St. Paul’s Parish in Washington, D.C., on Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2014) near the Foggy Bottom Metro station in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Mary Jo Binker of Rosslyn, Va. receives ashes from the Rev. Kyle Oliver, assistant priest at St. Paul’s Parish in Washington, D.C., on Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2014) near the Foggy Bottom Metro station in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

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  • George Waite

    You’re talking about this as if this were something just invented; this gimmick has been tried and so many times before. “Open” and “diverse” have been buzzwords since Gerald Ford was President; you’re still about as vibrantly diverse as South Dakota or Maine. The only real changes were in areas that aren’t truly threatening to your middle-class, middle-aged and middle-brow constituency: the “Boutique activism” issues of sex and sexual identity.