Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tolerance is a one way street

Apparently tolerance is a one way street. If you agree with certain people, you and they are considered tolerant in your views. If you disagree with them, you are intolerant, hateful and out to bring about the destruction of the natural order of the universe.

Consider the case of Chick-Fil-A:

- Banned temporarily from Indiana University South Bend because of their support of pro family groups.

- Described by as partnering with a "Rabid Anti-Gay Group".

- Accused of explicitly saying "We do not like gay couples".

- Said to be supportive of words that are "hateful and destructive" by Perez Hilton.

The reason for all the publicity? Someone found out that they support groups that are in favor of a traditional definition of marriage, like Churches, Focus on the Family and The Pennsylvania Family Institute (which made the mistake of publicly announcing their views that Gay Marriage should not be legalized) and that their non-profit organization that provides marriage retreats and the like does not allow same sex couples.

It is common to describe views which do not agree with your own as "hateful and destructive" and everything possible must be done to express those views. Especially regarding the issue of gay marriage.

If you dare to express your opinion and it doesn't happen to be in support of gay marriage, then you are intolerant, hateful, destructive, anti-love and evil. On the other hand, if you are in support of it, you are so tolerant of other views that you want everyone with any other opinion to just shut up and get out out of any sort venue that lets your views be know.

I realize that this doesn't describe everyone in regards to this issue, but it does seem to be becoming more prevelant.

If you can't make it to Chick-Fil-A today, you can at least enjoy this video:

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