The great rallying cry of many progressives is the demand for tolerance. We, as a society, should accept all ideas, religions, behaviors, etc, as long as they are not hurtful or against the law. Unless, that is, you do not possess progressive views or believe that there is such a thing as objective truth.. Then all of sudden all that luv and tolerance flies right off the table.
This is especially true of homosexuality. It is not enough, anymore, to have unconditional love. Oh no we must have unconditional acceptance. We must approve. Or else.
R.R. Reno over at First Things has an article up on the increasing discrimination in Universities of professors and students who have the audacity to not approve.
“People can be very cruel when they imagine their beliefs to be self-evident, which happens when all dissent is silenced and censured. In a group-think atmosphere, those who disagree are seen as unthinking “fundamentalists” or hateful “bigots.” Even the most highly qualified and nuanced moral statements about homosexuality will be denounced as “homophobic” if they fall short of a full and unqualified affirmation of homosexuality.
Sexual liberation seems to have become the great moral cause. It is true that American schools expect ideological homogeneity on all manner of topics, and being pro-life or a person of faith—or even a Republican—can get you in trouble. But homosexuality alone seems to call forth the full repressive power of educational institutions.”
Read the whole thing here.
Jesus did say blessed are the persecuted. It is the cost of discipleship.