I'm finishing a book called "Persecution" by David Limbaugh. In it, Limbaugh exposes the many ways in which the political Left actively opposes public displays of Christian symbols, public Christian expressions of faith or prayers, etc. But the most revealing thing to me was his treatment of Tolerance. As most everyone knows, tolerance is a great virtue in today's society - arguably the most important, according to many. And I don't mean tolerant in that we are kind and/or nice to a person with differing beliefs; I mean that tolerance which demands that we accept their beliefs as equal to our own. We are supposed to be tolerant of homosexuality, for instance, and tolerant of other religions, and tolerant of people's moral and ethical codes. But can we truly be tolerant of something which opposes our own moral/ethical view? The most popular example of this, having been in the news for several months, is the issue of gay marriage. Bible-believing Christians oppose homosexual behavior as sinful, giving rise to their opposition to gay marriage. But the religiously secular community, along with the homosexual lobby, commands our "tolerance" for their viewpoint. If we can't be tolerant, then we are no better than Hitler, bin Laden, Stalin, etc., who were not tolerant of people who opposed them. But should a Christian be tolerant - accepting - of homosexual behavior? My answer is no. For a Christian to accept a behavior that goes against the teachings of Christianity would be to say, "Some tenets of God's teaching are fine, but some are not, and I get to choose which is which." This obviously violates the doctrines of Christianity - and the other Western religions - which claim that God's judgments are sovreign, and that His is the final authority over right and wrong; thus, a thinking person could not at once embrace Christianity and acceptance of homosexuality as moral equals; one must be morally superior to the other. This is not to say that we should be hateful towards those whose beliefs we cannot tolerate. I believe with all my heart that we should "love your neighbor as yourself." The 'God Hates Fags' movement is just as wrong about God's Word as the homosexual movement, for God scorns hate just as much as homosexual behavior. But that does not mean that God hates those people; rather, He loves them just as dearly as the most pious. What I am saying is that we cannot be intellectually honest with ourselves if we demand that a person hold two opposing moral views with equal acceptance. Sorry this ran long. Thoughts?