Saturday, November 1, 2008

What is the "tolerance" movement really about?

Two good posts over at Stand to Reason by Melinda:
Same Sex Marriage Isn't Tolerant, Part 2

Same Sex Marriage Isn't Tolerant, Part 1
Since most homosexuals don’t want to get married or stay married, then why are homosexual activists so adamant about government recognition of same-sex marriage? Because same-sex marriage will win them what they really want—validation and normalization. In other words, the activists want same-sex marriage because they understand that government-backed same-sex marriage will validate and normalize homosexuality throughout society.


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Anonymous said...

why would you remove my comment pointing out the difference between tolerance and acceptance? are you deranged?

Anonymous said...

i mean i was just saying what they want is acceptance not toleration. us not killing them is toleration (fine). but they wants acceptance and validation (aint gonna get it). they ant to be held up as role models. what is wrong with my pointing this out? is it that you are one of those theonomist whack-jobs who wants to kill everyone and let sakla the god of calvinism sort it out? so my saying that not killing them is ok drives you into a murderous rage as a result of you persecutorial theonomists judaizing

Deb said...

LOL!! I assure I am not and have never been, and by the grace of God, will never be a Theonomist. ROLF!! Lord have mercy. A few of my friends who themselves are "recovering Theonomists" would laugh hysterically if they ever read this.

As far as the idea of being 'deranged' -- well, but for the grace of God... (I most assuredly would be that and much worse.)

As far as why would I remove your comment, well there were a number of reasons, mainly, because it came across as attacking. That may not have been the case, but since you posted anonymously I was not able to view a profile or information that would help me know what your point was.

Furthermore: Let me clarify something for you right now. I believe and try to live exactly what Jesus commanded of Christians:

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:36-40) (and He was quoting Deuteronomy chs. 6, 10, 11, and 30)

"But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." (Matthew 5:43)

Hope that helps.

Deb said...

I had another thought on the subject of 'toleration' (although that is not what this post was about anyway):

What is easier:
- To not kill someone who considers you their enemy (your definition of toleration)
- To love someone who treats you as an enemy?

And what does it mean to 'love' an enemy? Does that exclude confrontation? -- no.

To confront in love has for its motivation a desire for repentance, reconciliation, and life (not condemnation, damnation and death). A desire for the other to have fellowship with Christ and the church.