Of course I'm intolerant, aren't you?
By J.J. Jackson
So, now that I've endured a week of intolerance at the hands of those who claim to be tolerant, those homosexual activists who are upset that I dared to support Chick-fil-A publicly last week, it's time to have a serious discussion about intolerance.
Yes, I have had to weed through the emails filled with fangs dripping with hate because I simply do not agree that marriage can be redefined on a whim by government. First of all, government does not have that authority in a just society. Secondly, marriage is not the union of man and man or woman and woman. Sorry. But I do so appreciate you intolerant sorts showing how intolerant of other people's beliefs you really are. In fact, I was infinitely more tolerant than you.
Case and point? I said The Jim Henson Company clearly has the right to not deal with Chick-fil-A if it so offends them that the company is rooted in Christian values. Of course, I don't agree with their ideology, but I supported their right to be flaming liberals - literally.
Whereas you hateful, intolerant supporters of homosexual marriage told me over and over again that both I and Chick-fil-A literally did not have a right to stand up for the traditional definition of marriage and Christian values because you simply did not like it. I think the contrast between my tolerance and your "tolerance" is quite clear.
But, what I really want to talk about today is how silly you "tolerant" people preaching against "intolerance" really are. For example, "Intolerance is not to be tolerated and should be done away with!" cried one irate reader of my work. Basically, once you get through the rhetorical loops, this person basically said that intolerance of intolerance is acceptable intolerance. But they also said that their intolerance of intolerance is unacceptable too. Sorry, can't have your cake and eat it too.
Look, I'm proudly intolerant. Intolerance is a good thing I think. Don't agree? Well, maybe you will after you see what it is that I am intolerant of. Just to illustrate, I have compiled a list. It is a partial list, for sure, but still ...
I am intolerant of:
Yes, I am proudly intolerant! Aren't you? Ok, maybe not of everything that I am intolerant of, but, come on, at least meet me halfway and say that you are intolerant of murderers and rapists. You can at least agree with me on that right? Come on, I know its hard for you leftists who berate intolerance, but I believe that you can bring yourself to be intolerant of such things.
If you can't, then there is no good that can come from talking to you.
J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at http://www.libertyreborn.com.