Tolerance: The Liberal Black Hole of "Rights"

10 04 2006

“Tolerance is a socialistic word that means to decrease standards or quality. I equate it to affirmative action.

Via LA Times

Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant.

Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she’s a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation.

Malhotra sees that as an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression. So she’s demanding that Georgia Tech revoke its tolerance policy.

With her lawsuit, the 22-year-old student joins a growing campaign to force public schools, state colleges and private workplaces to eliminate policies protecting gays and lesbians from harassment. The religious right aims to overturn a broad range of common tolerance programs: diversity training that promotes acceptance of gays and lesbians, speech codes that ban harsh words against homosexuality, anti-discrimination policies that require college clubs to open their membership to all.

The Rev. Rick Scarborough, a leading evangelical, frames the movement as the civil rights struggle of the 21st century. “Christians,” he said, “are going to have to take a stand for the right to be Christian.”

In that spirit, the Christian Legal Society, an association of judges and lawyers, has formed a national group to challenge tolerance policies in federal court. Several nonprofit law firms backed by major ministries such as Focus on the Family and Campus Crusade for Christ already take on such cases for free.

The legal argument is straightforward: Policies intended to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination end up discriminating against conservative Christian Evangelicals have been suspended for wearing anti-gay T-shirts to high school, fired for denouncing Gay Pride Month at work, reprimanded for refusing to attend diversity training. When they protest tolerance codes, they’re labeled intolerant.

A recent survey by the Anti-Defamation League found that 64% of American adults including 80% of evangelical Christians agreed with the statement “Religion is under attack in this country.”

“The message is, you’re free to worship as you like, but don’t you dare talk about it outside the four walls of your church,” said Stephen Crampton, chief counsel for the American Family Assn. Center for Law and Policy, which represents Christians who feel harassed.

While there are many types and denominations of Christians with varying stances on homosexuality and their tolerance for them in schools, marriage, and the workplace, there is no question that homosexuajudgmentudgement and condemnation passed upon them by the church.

My good friend, Mike McMullin has written an interesting article on this very topic.

The church has failed with homosexuals and has a lot of ground to make up. But while Christians are making efforts to reach out, we must at the same time, fight for our right to be Christians.

Homosexuals would like to paint themselves in a portrait that equates their “suffering” to that of the black slaves over 100 years ago. Many of their organizations’ websites mistakenly feature pictures of MLK Jr.

The First Amendment was written in assumption that those who carry out the law would be some sort of Christian. This is still in nearly every state’s constitution. Many portions of the Constitution were derived directly from scripture, for example, Art. III, Sec 3, Paragraph 1 is derived from Deut. 17:6. Many other examples like this exist.

Countries such as Afghanistan, where the only religion tolerated is Islam, is the type of oppression that the colonists left for. And it is precisely why they implemented the First Amendment. They did not want current or future lawmakers declaring a “national religion.”

That most citizens and lawmakers would practice some sort of religion was assumed. But liberals took one letter by one man, who was not even in the country at the time of writing, twisted it out of context, and invoke it as the law on separation of church and state.

Tolerance is a “buzz word” being thrown around by the ACLU and other socialist groups that want us to tolerate “others.” But Christianity is the one religion being sileapplaudapplaude Ms. Malhotra and hope the best for her. If the school’s policy is not revoked, perhaps it will be loosened a bit.

Also see: Stop The ACLU

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4 responses

28 08 2008
steadycat

Perhaps she should go to a school where she would be happier. Aren’t there loads of religious universities around that would appeal to her way of life? I don’t object to her being the way she is but does she have to flaunt it in our face? I’ll pray for her.

28 08 2008
Truth and Reason

So, free speech, “flaunting it” as you eloquently put it, doesn’t apply to Christians. You prefer them silenced instead of being allowed to speak out. Where’s your so-called “tolerance” when it comes to Christians? No where to be found.

28 08 2008
Mr. Incredible

I don’t object to her being the way she is but does she have to flaunt it in our face?==

Oh, you mean like the way “Gay Pride” parades are flaunted in out faces? We see.

==I’ll pray for her.==

She’s already doing the Godly thing. Are you praying for her to do the ungodly thing?

28 08 2008
Mr. Incredible

==Perhaps she should go to a school where she would be happier.==

Perhaps those who claim to be homosexual oughta go somewhere where they’d be happier.

== Aren’t there loads of religious universities around that would appeal to her way of life?==

Aren’t there loads of countries around that would appeal to the way of life chosen by those who claim to be homosexual?

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