Disagreement Over Appropriate Reaction to Dalai Lama's Visit

May 2, 2001

Source: Star Tribune

On May 2, 2001, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that "a 'protest and dissent' statement that scolds state Rep. Arlon Lindner for criticizing the Dalai Lama and Buddhism was signed by more than 60 House members...The statement, a form of protest that is provided for in the Minnesota Constitution, faults Lindner for showing 'a lack of respect and tolerance for other religions.' It also describes his comments as 'bigoted.'"