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On one side of the scale is condoning, advocating, and promoting a behavior, lifestyle, or choice. On the other is discrimination, bigotry, or outright hatred of the same behavior. The fulcrum that balances the scale is tolerance.
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This discussion stemmed from an article about “National Mix It Up Day” to be held on October 30. One blogger wrote about this and had, what I felt, was a truly negative attitude towards the event. There seemed to be a lot of fear about this organization furthering a homosexual agenda. Fear is often the genesis of hate and discontent between those of differing social, racial, ethnic, and other diversity indicators. Today Trey and I discuss:
- We briefly look at the article
- We investigate the references made to tolerance.org and look at their site
- We define tolerance and condoning to show the difference
- The misconception that tolerance is interpreted as condoning
- Where we often fail as Christians, and as humans in general
- What lessons we teach our kids as a result of our actions
- How we too struggle with this very real issue
- Some Biblical foundation for how we should behave towards others
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