January 26, 2012
Tolerance is NOT
a Christian virtue. Here is what Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said about "tolerance" as quoted in the American Papist blog:
“We need to remember that tolerance is not a Christian virtue. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty — these are Christian virtues. And obviously, in a diverse community, tolerance is an important working principle. But it’s never an end itself. In fact, tolerating grave evil within a society is itself a form of serious evil.”
Here's a couple of examples from the same blog:
Tolerance, after all, has been used in our public discourse by liberals to argue first for a diversity of opinions, only to then remove the mask and argue for intolerance towards opinions that liberals disagree with.
Example 1: “We should be tolerant of those who think abortion is moral” turns into “People who believe abortion is immoral are intolerant!”
Example 2: “We should be tolerant of those who believe two men can make a marriage” turns into “People who believe marriage is between a man and a woman are intolerant!”