You may have heard about Kathy Griffin’s photo by now – you know, the one she thought would make people laugh by holding a decapitated and blood-covered head (or mask) made to look like the current President. This is the same woman who used an expletive aimed directly at Jesus after winning an award a few years back too. She’s a model of the true leftist agenda … preach tolerance but retain none for anyone you disagree with (the photographer of the image has offered no apologies).
Now, the irony of the latest situation Ms. Griffin placed her self in is that somehow she views herself as the victim!
Politics is politics for sure, but make no mistake – when politics takes aim at true morality under the guise of tolerance, the motivation is a lack tolerance for the said morality every time.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20 NKJV)“
Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian declared war on establishments which wished to decline services to those of the LGBT community. Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes bakery, were driven out of business by a lawsuit in the wake of their refusal to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. According to Todd Starnes,
They faced boycotts and picket lines and other wedding vendors were threatened with similar action if they did business with Sweet Cakes. The family’s young children received death threats and the store’s social networking platforms were overrun by militant LGBT activists posting obscene and profane messages (read here).
On top of that, they were ordered by the court to pay the couple $135,000 in emotional damages.
(Click here to read more on Neal’s site)
A Seventh-Day-Adventist preacher has been hired and then fired from his job with the Georgia Department of Health because of what he believes and preaches when it comes to
social moral issues such as homosexuality and evolution.
You see, his “mindset” toward such issues is intolerable – so says the tolerance movement! This is undoubtedly clear to at least one staffer who penned a memo saying,
“If we do not hire this applicant on the basis of the evidence of job performance and disqualify him on the basis of discrimination by those who seek to advance their own agenda and do him harm, I believe we are no better than they are,”
For the last decade, the wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing “tolerance” movement has pulled the wool over the eyes of a willingly blinded American culture by making a plea for “freedoms” based on the idea of “tolerance” when all the while the movement has actually desired a forced-acceptance of morally unacceptable behavior when it comes to the undeniable tenets of
main-stream living-stream Christianity and healthy cultures as a whole.
The rainbow-banner isn’t a symbol of peace – it’s a battle-flag that will wage war on anyone who doesn’t agree with their agenda.
“These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.” (2 Peter 2:17-19)
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THE INTOLERANCE OF THE NEW TOLERANT
In order to function effectively in this world, most of us recognize both the importance and the necessity of a certain level of tolerance with reference to the views of other people and other cultures. While I do not find the word “tolerant” in any English version of the Bible that I consulted, a variation of the word “tolerable” appears in a few texts. However, the Scriptures speak often of such noble qualities as patience, endurance, longsuffering, and bearing with others. God’s word also exhorts His children to be thoughtful, kind, and respectful of others, and it urges us to seek to be understanding of others. Continue reading
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good” Romans 12:9.
We must grow in our intolerance! Oooh, did I just say that out loud?
In the world that tells us we must be tolerant of everything but truth, there is no longer anything such as sin. By the world’s new moral code that we must live by, the absolutes of good and evil are gone as we graciously accept anything that anybody does as OK by his or her personal code of ethics.
“Judge not lest ye be judged” is twisted and thrown back in a Christian’s face if he is so intolerant as to claim that the standard he has chosen is not his own but God’s. But that’s not what God meant when Jesus spoke the words of Matthew 7:1. We are to discern what is evil first in our own plank-filled eye but then in the speck-filled eye of our brother, whom we love enough not to want to see perish in eternal fire.
Love must be sincere, God commands. Then He tells us to hate what is evil – not to accept it or tolerate it in ourselves or others – but to stigmatize certain behaviors as ‘sinful’ and ‘wrong,’ all the while clinging to other behaviors we’ve seen God be so ‘intolerant’ as to mark as ‘good.’
Are you as ‘intolerant’ as God would have you be?
Plattsburgh church of Christ
author of Kin of Cain
a Christian historical fantasy
Are Christians really biased, afraid and intolerant, as is often suggested?
These words, like “biased” and “intolerant,” are nothing but a boxing match of words, designed to do two things: (1) keep the Christian silent, and (2) keep the world angry at them.
In this boxing match, the Christian is cornered by his worldly opponent. So the Christian, knowing that he should defend his faith, steps forward and lands a blow; and his opponent, who has been swinging freely at him, steps back and cries “foul!” The referee (who is actually an insider for the opponent), comes in and warns the Christian that he’d better not do that again, or he’ll be penalized.
The Christian is against the ropes in a war of words. His opponent can swing all day and land cheap shots, but when he attempts to rationally contend for his faith, he is disqualified as a narrow-minded, intolerant hatemonger. If he seeks to disprove a false religion, he is a xenophobe, and so on. Some Christians get trapped in the corner by the fear of being labeled.
The truth is, Christians are fair, well-informed and tolerant — usually much more so than their worldly counterparts. The truth is, disagreement is not equivalent to bias, fear or intolerance. Someone is not narrow-minded because they disagree. A person is not biased when they reach a conclusion that includes Bible study. Debate is not intolerance. Exposing sin is not hate speech. Christian, “contend earnestly for the faith” (cf. Jude 3).
—Rick Kelley, Prestonsburg KY church bulletin
I am so very tired of seeing such hate leveled at me and my fellow Christians who are some of the best, most loving people on the planet. Yet, we are painted as monsters.
It is so sad that people who talk the most about tolerance are some of the most intolerant people around. Moreover, these same folks are huge proponents of free speech but they will do whatever they can to get Christians to be quiet.
How can anyone see and hear these people without seeing the work of Satan? They are being used in such a transparent way that it is pathetic.
“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44, NKJV).
Book recommendation: TACTICS by Gregory Koukl
Any of you read this book before? I’m only about half through it but am loving it!
Here’s an excerpt (pp. 78-79) of how he deals with being called intolerant in a conversation:
“Can you tell me what you mean by that? Why would you consider me an intolerant person?”
“Well, it’s clear you think you’re right and everyone who disagrees with you is wrong.”
“I guess I do think my views are correct. It’s always possible I could be mistaken, but in this case I don’t think I am. But what about you? You seem to be disagreeing with me. Do you think your own views are right?”
“Yes, I think I’m right, too. But I’m not intolerant. You are.”
“That’s the part that confuses me. Why is it when I think I’m right, I’m intolerant, but when you think you’re right, you’re just right? What am I missing?”
Of course, you are not missing anything; she is. Her move is simply name-calling. Labeling you as intolerant is no different than calling you ugly. One is an attack on your looks. The other is an attack on your character. Neither is useful in helping you understand the merits of any idea you may be discussing.
The quickest way to deal with a personal attack is to simply point it out with a question. When someone goes after you rather than your argument, ask, “I’m a little confused about your response. Even if you were right about my character, could you explain to me exactly what that has to do with this issue?”