Mark Sanford

The Politics Of Anger: Rhetoric, Intolerance Seen As Rising In U.S.

The Politics Of Anger: Rhetoric, Intolerance Seen As Rising In U.S.

In the pews at South Church in Glastonbury, the Rev. Richard Allen can feel the chill from the angry political mood that has seized hold of the country.

"There's lots of negative air out there," says Allen, senior minister at South Church.

Allen said he tells parishioners to channel their frustration and anger with the current political climate in positive ways: write to their elected officials or get involved with a local organization whose mission they share in.

"I try to steer people into constructive directions," he said.

The country's simmering political rage — which turned sharply violent last week with an attack on Congressional...

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