The Totally Tolerant Turmoil (Thinking Challenge #5)

It’s all over the news.  No matter where you turn the “tolerant” are claiming intolerance for those with opposing views.  In recent days, the upper management of Chick-fil-A was explaining his view on marriage.  Suddenly, the torrents erupt, the hillsides crumble and everyone cries, “Intolerant fools!”  However,  what is tolerance how is it used today?

If we look in the dictionary, one of the definitions of tolerance is the following:

  • a sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own.

Basically, it is a mutual respect to allow others to disagree with each other.  It is not about right or wrong but simply differing / opposing arguments.  Can this deal with right or wrong issues?  Absolutely.  So what’s with all the intolerance with our society?  In order to understand our current society, we must also see where “tolerance” is preached.

 

According to the Human Rights Campaign website, they state the following:

“HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.”

Did you see that?  They mobilize grassroots actions in diverse communities.  However, when Chick-fil-A made a statement about marriage, they were one of the first organizations to boycott the restaurant chain.  They claimed Chick-fil-A stated hateful words toward the LGBT agenda.  You mean they have an agenda?  Sure, it’s on their website.  It states that they “invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues”.

Their entire purpose is to ensure that elected officials are on their side and their cause.  Is that truly tolerant?  If the HRC would have actually read what the Chick-fil-A management said, they would have understood the true context of the statement.  

Here is a link to the actual article:

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38271

So, what was actually said?  According to the Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A started a college scholarship that encouraged people becoming winners in life.  It then “”That morphed into a marriage program in conjunction with national marriage ministries”.  When asked about their view on marriage, Dan Cathy stated his opinion that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Dan Cathy also stated that he was proud to live in a country where we can all express our views.  So I ask you, which organization sounds like one who is tolerant?  Which organization verbally attacked who?  Which organization is going out of their way to boycott another opposing view?

The LGBT agenda states to have a view of tolerance, but I think it is very clear that their tolerance is lacking.  They oppose anyone who states an opposing argument to theirs and goes out of the way to ensure that elected political figures see their point of view.  Any other view is considered hate speech.

In fact, several news agencies have publicly stated that politicians can block other openings of Chick-fil-A because of their view.  Now I ask, who is tolerant of who?

There is no such thing as tolerance in our society mainly because of the intolerance of organizations that promote hatred toward another’s beliefs.  Have some Christian organizations shown that in the past?  Sure, but they are few and far between.  However, no matter the LGBT organization, the instant someone says, “Marriage is between one man and one woman”, the dragon is let loose and fire is rained upon anyone who believes otherwise.

I suggest that ALL NEWS AGENCIES that report about Chick-fil-A, better have a solid, well-rounded article.  Otherwise it is they that are part of the intolerance and hatred toward Christianity.  May God have mercy on us all.

God bless and think today.

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