Posts Tagged: Tolerance

Merry Christmas: Pope Rallies World's Infidels Against Gays

What's the pope up to, this Christmas? Oh, just rallying the world's other intolerant religious leaders against the global menace of gay people registering at Macy's. Nothing says "Peace on Earth and good will towards men" like a yuletide jihad against same-sex marriage—because if there's anything the story of Christ's birth teaches us, it's to stigmatize and then attack people who lack legal and societal protections.

Pope Benedict on Friday signaled the Vatican was ready to forge alliances with other religions against gay marriage, saying the family was threatened "to its foundations" by attempts to change its "true structure."

The pope's latest denunciation of gay marriage came in [...]


How To Be Tolerant

The harrowing films of Todd Solondz force viewers to confront the possible limitations of their own principles; he is a great and subtle moralist (whose new film, Life During Wartime, comes out this summer). Okay then, you liberal internationalist, Solondz might say, you who believe that each human being is of equal value, that people are the victims of their circumstances; please check out this ghastly, sadly unreconstructed pederast I've got here, and now pity him if you can. Let's see if you can do it. Show me the pity.

Tolerance is a virtue (and a word, and an abstract concept) much loved by those of the left. In [...]