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Intolerance always seems to have a double standard

It seems that in today’s society we have come to a place where as soon as you take a stand for your own beliefs you immediately become labeled as intolerant of others. Why is this? What has happened to the American sense of individuality and freedom of speech? We have become such a politically correct, aggressively inarticulate generation; that the mere notion of investing in our own opinions and expressing our own beliefs has become something to be frowned upon.

My thoughts on this have stemmed from the controversy surrounding the Focus on the Family Superbowl ad with Pam & Tim Tebow. Now, I’m not sure what your personal opinions are regarding abortion. Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, or what viewpoints you may have; you are entitled to them. The cries from pro-choice groups though are stating that because Focus on the Family aired a pro-life commercial during the Superbowl (which by the way didn’t use the word abortion or phrase “pro-life” even once), Focus on the Family is intolerant because they have the audacity to stand up for what they believe. Well if that’s the case then those same pro-choice groups need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and realize that their accusations are a very sharp, double-edged sword. After all, by their own classifications they would be intolerant of pro-life groups by voicing their own opinions on abortion.

I guess we’ve come to the point that everyone must be agreeable and never say anything that could possibly, ever, even in the slightest, offend someone. Well it that’s the case, I’m prepared to offend a great many people as I will not silence my own opinions, let alone my personal faith and beliefs simply to console those that may disagree. If it’s going to rock the boat anytime someone challenges the status quo; then rock away!

I’m sure there will people who read this that are offended by something I have said. If you’re offended, I offer no apologies, not on the pretense that I intend ill-will towards anyone but on premise of the freedoms we all enjoy in this great nation.

I have the freedom to voice my own beliefs and opinons.
You have the freedom to read this, or not to.
We both have the freedom to agree or disagree.

One Responseto “Intolerance always seems to have a double standard”

  1. Jennifer Burton says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself! This seems like it would be a great magazine article…especially for a Christian magazine.

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