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Jun 22, 2009 The Church and Gay Marriage: Are Mormons Misunderstood?

QUOTE: Even as Mormons have become more prominent, they have struggled to overcome lingering prejudices and misrepresentations about the sources of their beliefs.

Time Magazine
Feb 28, 2008 Burma's allure places travelers in ethical dilemma: Activists say tourist dollars support the military junta, but many Burmese say they need the income.

QUOTE: But for those willing to overlook all this to experience Burma's charm, coming here also presents an ethical dilemma: Do you heed human rights activists' pleas to stay away to keep tourist dollars from a military junta's coffers or listen to some Burmese who say that income is a vital source for the country's impoverished.

Christian Science Monitor
Nov 04, 2007 Attack From Beyond (The Ethicist)

QUOTE: [1] If the instructions in her will do not violate the law...her executor is obliged to carry them out. [2] a group of four students was widely known to cheat on tests...What should I do?

New York Times
Mar 09, 2007 The Brain on the Stand

QUOTE: The influence of what some call neurolaw is clearly growing. Neuroscientific evidence has persuaded jurors to sentence defendants to life imprisonment rather than to death; .... Should courts be in the business of deciding when to mitigate someone’s criminal responsibility because his brain functions improperly, whether because of age, in-born defects or trauma? As we learn more about criminals’ brains, will we have to redefine our most basic ideas of justice?

New York Times
Jan 13, 2002 The Ethicist: Say Cheese

QUOTE: (1) Does a street photographer have an ethical obligation to get permission from those he photographs? (2) Is it ethical for you to accept a free meal from a friend if she charges it to her company expense account?

New York Times