The Intolerance of Tolerance

Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.

-Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston

Just in case you missed the irony: Boston, in the spirit of being at the “forefront of inclusion”, will now exclude Chick-fil-A.  Why?  For holding a different opinion than Mayor Menino on the gay marriage debate.  You can read the whole story here.  What is telling, and unfortunately not surprising, is that the president of Chick-fil-a isn’t even condemning gay marriage in his comments, he is merely expressing support for traditional family values in the way he runs his business.

The recent cultural conversation in the gay marriage arena is not at all about acceptance or even tolerance.  It is instead clearly about changing dissenting opinions to assenting ones, about forcing a single worldview down the throats of the willing and unwilling alike.

HT: Denny Burk

Further Reading:

The Intolerance of Tolerance by D. A. Carson


One thought on “The Intolerance of Tolerance

  1. I recommend Mayor Menino look up the meaning of tolerance and substitute the definition he finds with whatever he thinks it he is talking about. I think he’ll discover that the weight of intolerance is firmly rooted in his statement and position.

    Oh and families ARE great. Nice write up, baby bro.


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