From: Sonja Sorensen
Re: Thomas Sorensen
I enjoyed talking with you this evening. :)
In the heat of the conversation, I feel like I was caught up in talking. I want you to know that you're justified in whatever opinions you hold, but I didn't want to confirm anything you felt regarding my family, specifically my uncle and his family.
I personally disagree with many things he does and says, however I don't believe him to be intolerant as much as ignorant. I don't presume to know what your encounters or feelings are, I just don't want to mislead you or say things that may or may not be true. I felt like I was not clear with all the information I may have provided.
While I did say that some of his friends were involved with skin heads, I don't know all the actual values he holds for himself, and I don't believe him to be completely intolerant, as I said. I know very little about his personal life, and although he says distasteful things, I have also seem him act differently than he speaks, like others in my family.
I don't excuse anything, and I don't know what the actual creed is, I do know that one of his friends did explain to me once that their creed was more tolerant than other groups within that type of circle. Also, I believe that group was more of a past than present thing. Again, I really know only snippets, so there's plenty of speculation surrounding my small amounts of knowledge.
I'm feeling a little stress only because when it comes to my family, I know I have my own very strong opinions, and I know that living at Lincoln has provided you with a very unique view into our lives. I don't in anyway want to change or enforce any particular view you may hold, because the only person I can speak for is myself. Everything else is my opinion or observation, but that is limited in its own way.
Anyway, sorry for the super long text. I just felt the need to clarify some of the things I said. Also, I know that you are a tenant of Lincoln, and I don't want to create any problems for you or my family. As I said, I enjoyed just having a chat with you, and I do have some strong opinions of my own. I sometimes forget to realize the power that I can have when I express my opinions. It gets a little complicated for me sometimes and like I said, I never know where to draw the line.
Anyway, have a great night. I'm sending good energies to you.