I'm a big fan of people saying everything I want to say about an issue so I don't have to. Thank you Elizabeth Scalia over at The Anchoress.
This is not about being “right” or “wrong” on an issue.
This is about menacing and bullying people into conforming or paying
the price. It’s about the bastardization of the word “tolerace” in our
society, to the point where the word no longer means “live and let live”
or “let people be who they are”; the word has become distorted in a
very unhealthy way. Someone’s a bigot? Let him be a bigot; like it or
not, a man is entitled to his damn bigotry. Someone’s a curmudgeon? Let
him be a curmudgeon. Someone’s a misogynist (or, conversely, a
male-hater?) let them be! People are entitled to be who they are — just
as a church is entitled to be what it is — free of government compulsion
to be what they are not. We cannot “make” people be more loving. We
cannot “legislate” kindness. A bigot, or a hater (of any sort) will
eventually find himself standing alone, will have to figure things out
for himself. Or, not.
Brilliant. Read the rest here.