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Intolerance

An American Talks Turkey About the 'Intolerant' Chicken

Bethany St. James | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Bethany St. James

Here in America, we have a knack for twisting around the meaning of a word and molding it into something we can get a bit more use out of. Americans are good at capitalizing on opportunities. In fact, we founded our country on that exact ideology.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Introducing Louie Gohmert's Head-Turning Theory On Gay Marriage, Nazis And Jews

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor Friday that liberals who call anti-gay-marriage Christians "haters" are subjecting them to persec...

When Is Tolerance Intolerable?

James Peron | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Some of the most irrational arguments I've run across in the debate on marriage equality are 1) the claim that equality supporters are being intolerant, and 2) what is happening is just a 'difference of opinion.'

What Tolerance Truly Means

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Following revelations that recently appointed Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich had supported California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8, he is out. And so is tolerance in this country -- at least according to critics of the pressure campaign that led to Eich's involuntary resignation.

Counting Down: Burma's Race to the Bottom for Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 06.10.2014 | World
Jack Healey

Burma seemed to be on the verge of rising up. Now it seems to be in a race to the bottom for denying basic human rights and for maintaining a regime of silence on such a front.

Transgender Female Crossfit Athlete Chloie Jonsson Talks Equality, Acceptance, Tolerance and Respect

Toni Newman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Chloie Jonnson is a transgender female and CrossFit athlete fighting for her rights to compete as a female in the CrossFit Games. CrossFit has issue...

Kevin Sorbo Has No Faith in Bill Maher

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

What data are Kevin Sorbo looking at to make such a bold declaration? What time period was the peak of morality? When slavery ended? When interracial marriage was deemed legal? After releasing Japanese Americans from Internment Camps?

Don't Be Intolerant of My Intolerance

Neal Wooten | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

Gay people have been shunned, discriminated against, fired, verbally attacked, physically attacked and even killed for no other reason than being who they are. That's being bullied. Standing up for yourself and anyone who has been treated like this is not being a bully. It's being a decent human being.

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Untimely Death of the Homophobe

Mark Morford | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Did you hear the one about how, if you live your whole life absolutely convinced that the world's going to hell because of gay marriage and the terrif...

VIDEO: Steve Chalke on Taking the Bible Beyond Fundamentalism and Atheism

Derek Flood | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Derek Flood

Chalke, along with these other leaders, represents a growing shift, especially among younger Evangelicals, towards a more affirming, compassionate and thoughtful face of Evangelicalism, and this flows into how Scripture is interpreted and applied.

An Open Reply to Bernard-Henri Lévy

Irina Bokova | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Irina Bokova

This exhibition has not been cancelled. It has been postponed -- this was a difficult decision to make -- and it will be inaugurated in the month of June of this year.

Zero Tolerance for Intolerance

David Moshman | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
David Moshman

Our intolerance of intolerance, in other words, must include intolerance of intolerant terms.

The Heartbreaking Story of Two Gay Men Who Were Forced to Flee Russia

Priyanka Gupta | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Priyanka Gupta

They changed their apartment, installed metal doors, but the attacks continued. The police, they say, never came on time, and no one was arrested.

When Celebrity Christianity Backfires

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

The progressive Christian attempt to counter the conservative perspective, while needed, may also be missing the root issue involved. Christianity is alive and well in the Duck Dynasty, and the root issue is a posture of arrogance and power instead of kingdom humility and healing.

Out of the Closet and Into the Library at Age 8

Richard Alther | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

The Secret Garden cemented my love affair with books -- well, novels -- and their power primarily to shield me from nay-saying, which I came to realize much later as bulwark against internalized homophobia.

'That Is So #Gay'

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Michele

I can't quite shake the magnitude of what happened between these two boys. I have empathy for both of them because I realize that extreme actions are byproducts of extreme longing.

The Vulgarity of Our Times

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

To me, the vulgarity in the novel was not its language. What truly makes me cringe -- the most vulgar and obscene things in life -- are humanity's ubiquitous displays of unrelenting greed, hatred, intolerance, and the unquenchable need of people to make war.

Language-Culture Ceiling and Breakthroughs of Immigrant Women Leaders

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

When I lived in Europe, I taught English for a living. In the U.S., however, people keep asking me where I'm from. I never take it personally; still, I could not help but notice that the media foster the intolerance of non-native English speakers.

Embracing Tolerance

T.A. Ridout | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

Embracing tolerance can be difficult because it means letting go of the intolerant aspects of our worldviews and recognizing our in-group biases. It means abandoning our mental straitjackets and acknowledging the full spectrum of exquisite nuance that humanity exhibits.

DOMA: Alive and Well in Ohio

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Gov. Kasich, you say that you do not support amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage or civil unions, but you are fine with the people of Ohio approving an amendment that wrote intolerance, ignorance and hate into the state constitution.

Religious Tolerance Key to Myanmar's Democracy

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Nehginpao Kipgen

The image of Buddhist monks, widely revered in this predominantly Buddhist country, has also been greatly tarnished by some holding divisive and radical views.