Let this be the final chapter in the story. More than 700 people singed the thank you letter to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed. That letter was delivered this morning to the Universal Society of Hinduism.

The message was simple and clear: Idahoans respect others.

It’s too bad that was ever in doubt, but the behavior of three lawmakers — one in particular — made a rebuke necessary.

Fortunately, a message of tolerance from more than 700 Idahoans will prevail over any three people’s behavior.