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Religions push discrimination at their own peril

To the editor: Neither Mormonism nor any other religion need change its discriminatory dogma. But when the exercise of a belief creates unacceptably adverse effects on society, the religion must either modify its dogma or limit its interaction with others. ("Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California," Jan. 27)

The Amish, for example, are free to eschew use of motor vehicles, but that doesn't mean they can take their horse-drawn buggies out on freeways.

If Mormonism continues to discriminate against gays, its adherents can expect to pay an ever steeper price.

Gary Dolgin, Santa Monica

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