The leaders of the political religious right frequently criticize pro-tolerance advocacy:

  • They protest that tolerance advocates are not tolerant of intolerance.
  • They assert that it is a sin to tolerate (much less affirm) that which religious rightists selectively declare to be sinful.
  • They demand both affirmation and political power for their own sins.

Quite simply, the religious right has sought to redefine tolerance:

Tolerance = Tolerance of Intolerance + Intolerance of Tolerance

This is the new form of tolerance that they insist be taught in schools and in the media.


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