Tag Archives: tolerance

Teaching Children How To Treat Others With Whom We Disagree

Our blog post last Friday was about the same-sex marriage scene in the PBS children’s cartoon show Arthur.

One of our regular readers very kindly responded that he didn’t see the show “advocating a lifestyle of homosexuality. Instead, he offered “a completely different picture.” Continue reading


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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: 1Corinthians 16:13

Stand Firm

Tolerance has become the new virtue in America today.

We are told not to criticize anything, not to condemn anyone, and to accept everything no matter how bizarre  the behavior may be. Ironically, as a result, people of faith are not to be tolerated for their Bible-based moral beliefs. In fact, recently a national political candidate opined, “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Continue reading


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Where is the Tolerance and Respect for Diversity?


(This post received the 5th most hits from our readers in 2013)

Aaron and Melissa Klien have been the subject of protests.  Boycotts. And Public outrage.   In fact Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries has launched an official investigation.
“Everybody is entitled to their own beliefs, Commissioner Brad Avakian told The Oregonian but that doesn’t mean that folks have the right to discriminate.” Presumably in referring to the Klien’s, Avakian also said,  “The goal is to rehabilitate.”

So who are Aaron and Melissa Klien?  And what intolerable offense did they commit? Continue reading


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Is Silence Approval or Disapproval?

Silence.NOI’ve heard the truism of all my life that “silence implies consent.”  This was a maxim with regard to law advocated by Sir Thomas Moore in the 16th century. Philosophically, Plato, the Greek philosopher wrote, “your silence gives consent.”

Apparently, that is no longer so in our topsy-turvy, politically correct culture. Especially as it relates to homosexuals.  Continue reading


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