My good friend from High School posted this on her blog. I thought it eloquent and concise and agreed with it wholly. So, I thought I would copy and paste it to my blog for everyone else to enjoy. (Hope you don't mind, Kim:) I couldn't say it any better myself.
Get Off of My Cloud
I just want to say that tolerance goes TWO WAYS. And I think that sometimes people forget that. I was talking with someone who insisted that I live with my boyfriend before marrying him, or I would never know if we were compatible. Why is it okay for him to tell me this, and it would seem so intolerant of me to tell him something like, "You really should stop drinking. Its bad for your health and you're wasting a lot of money." Why do I have to be tolerant of working mothers, but they don't have to be tolerant of stay at home mothers? Why do I have to be tolerant of the rights of homosexuals, when they don't have to be tolerant of my right to teach my children that homosexuality is wrong? Tolerance is good. Acceptance of others beliefs in the name of tolerance is the exact opposite.
Posted by Kimberly Hermansen