Welcome to tolerance as defined by secular radicals. In their lexicon “tolerance” is “your right to agree with me.”What he says rings true to me.
I've noticed that if an opinion which differs from the majority is expressed, it's viewed as being unloving, intolerant, unchristian, bigoted... etc. To prove my point, go into any popular public venue and speak out against abortion or gay marriage or premarital sex or divorce... or any other trendy topic. And then wait for the outcry.
This is sad to me, but even sadder is the fact that the great majority of people I know refuse to speak up unless they're in the company of like-minded people. The truly vocal folks are the ones who holler "intolerance" as soon as an unpopular opinion is expressed. The silent ones put me in mind of this quote:
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me. – Martin Niemoller.Think about it. And may God grant us the courage to speak up - not with "intolerance", but with honesty.
Meanwhile, let me state this plainly:
When I disagree with you, it doesn't mean I hate you. I don't accept the notion that it is impossible to love and respect those I disagree with. I'm not that shallow, and most folks I know aren't either.
When I think an action is wrong, it is the action I'm judging... not the person who's doing the action. I believe I have the capacity to recognize that even good people do bad things from time to time.
And when I see certain behaviors as immoral, it doesn't mean I'm being unchristian. It may well mean that I'm standing strong in my faith. You may not believe as I do, and I'm fine with that. But I refuse to compromise my own beliefs to satisfy someone else.
And when I believe certain behaviors are wrong, it doesn't mean I'm placing myself on a pedestal. I've done lots of things I'm not proud of, and quite a few that I'm ashamed of. I'm no more "perfect" than the next guy, and no less a sinner than anyone else.