The Deseret News has an interesting piece on name-calling in the culture wars which includes some comments from John and his occasional dialogue partner Matthew Lee Anderson.
From the article:
Labeling in this context, like political name-calling elsewhere, is motivated by a variety of factors, including the desire to set the tone of public debates, Corvino said.
“Advocacy organizations are trying to win political victories and that often involves not giving any ground to the other side. If you start acknowledging nuance, that makes it harder for you to ultimately win,” he said.
And today’s religious freedom debates aren’t black and white, Corvino said.
“The reason these are difficult issues is that there are important values on each side,” he said.
Read the full article here.