Tolerance is the buzzword these days for people who want to create a law or change the social fabric of our society trying to shame us into accepting whatever it is they want to change. I think that if they were to look up that word, they would have chosen a different one. The definition of Tolerance is "Accepting that which is abhorrent." If you are doing something that I feel is abhorrent(detestable, hateful, loathsome...), why would I ever accept it?
Tolerance is the reason a bakery owner in Oregon owes a lesbian couple $135,000 for pain and suffering for refusing to bake a wedding cake.
Tolerance is the reason that my son was given an assignment on Allah in public school, but can't bring a bible.
Tolerance is the reason we are told to keep our hands off women's bodies but we allow the unborn to be hacked into little vacuum sized pieces.
But the real cost of tolerance is the way we make idols of our children; how we allow their language and attitude be less and less respectful. The cost is how we preach and rail at each other, instead of listening. Let's take a look at the real world wide cost of tolerance.
Because of tolerance, our nation will not call into question Islamic militants or actions of islamic terrorism. That is what has given courage to ISIS, Al Queada, Boko Haram, the Houthi's and a number of smaller groups. These groups now hunt for Christians to kill. But not just kill, but to humiliate and punish them through painful and horrific deaths, to taking or killing their children.
Our nation is the most permissive in the world. You can do mostly what you want, as long as you don't infringe on somebody else. However, the tolerance police want that to go away, and who is the first group they want to reign in? The Christians. I find that abhorrent.
If we allowed, no, not allowed, but if we cultivated true Christian teaching, about love, repentance, humility and prayer, would we as a society have the problems we are seeing Baltimore or Ferguson? I don't think so.
Personally, I'm proud to be intolerant. I'm proud to call Christ my Lord and Savior. I'm proud to blow the whistle on the tolerance police as they tirelessly work to turn this country into something that it was never meant to be. A wasteland of Asherah poles and altars to Baal.