15 reasons mister rogers was the best neighbor ever. a lot of this i didn’t know about. when i’m feeling particularly cynical – it’s nice to know someone like this existed. i was happy to read this on number five:
5. He Might Have Been the Most Tolerant American Ever
Mister Rogers seems to have been almost exactly the same off-screen as he was onscreen. Despite being an ordained Presbyterian minister, and a man of tremendous faith, Mister Rogers preached tolerance first. Whenever he was asked to castigate non-Christians or gays for their differing beliefs, he would instead face them and say, with sincerity, “God loves you just the way you are.” Often this provoked ire from fundamentalists.
in an age when christianity seems to have more to do with outright hatred than anything else, it’s nice to see evidence that not all are that way. via quiddity.