"Mankind generally condemns that which they do not thoroughly understand and through prejudice and ignorance neglect to pay that strict attention and regard to the principle of unity..."
In essence, ignorance leads to fear and prejudice, which then generates bigotry and hatred.
Free speech may be protected but hate speech is not.
It is one thing to to be infected by fear and to allow the toxins to enter your own heart. It is quite another to attempt to affect others by spewing venom and hostility to any and all that we are obligated to call our brothers and sisters.
The caustic comments uttered under "good and welfare" at our last meeting were way over the line and should be condemned.