This diary will be quick. This is a new meme on the right that burns me up and it's en vogue with my religious right wing friends. They use the Dan Savage incident where he called some fundamentalists "pansy asses" at a anti-bullying seminar an example of liberal intolerance. Now we've got the Chick Fil-A debacle and mayors in different cities telling them that they're not welcome in their cities for their anti gay stance. Well, this has got my religious friends INFURIATED.
"Liberals are so intolerant!"
Of course this is to say that liberals are elitist hypocrites and Republicans are the moral, salt of the earth folk we all come to know and love. This has turned into a new meme, where the charge is "You're intolerant of my intolerance! You're bigoted against bigots!" When I hear that, it's basically saying "You're just as bad as I am!" Now, I don't really like the idea of telling someone you can't have a business in a certain area just because of their religion (no matter how backwards and false it is), that part I dislike. I also didn't like Savage using pansy ass in an anti-bullying campaign. But guess what, the people that walked out on him were far more close minded! They were not going to question their bibles at all!
If someone's religious convictions are going to lower the quality of life of another group of individuals, or wants society to advance laws based on a holy book that not everyone believes in, then sorry, you don't pass Go, you don't collect $200. I'm all for people boycotting Chick Fil-A and never going there again. They give to hate groups and are fundamentalist Christians who are inflexible when it comes to marriage equality. But this whole being intolerant of Christians thing is just scare mongering. Their belief system is rigid and being called out for it is not being intolerant, it's just being observant.