commentary: The Intolerance of Liberals
It Is Growing
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 30-Nov-13; Sermon #1187c; 13 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, suggesting that America has had in its cultural foundation a high degree of tolerance and forbearance, points out that the earliest immigrants came to this land to escape religious intolerance. Paradoxically, some of the people who espouse toleration [the Nones, Progressive secularists] have clearly emerged as one of the most intolerant and patronizing groups on the face of the earth (rivaling the Inquisitions of Ignatius Loyola), using the courts and the political machinery to rescue the 'ignorant' from their 'foolishness.' Political correctness is an intolerant point of view, demanding that orthodox religious views be condemned and ridiculed, and perverse and marginal lifestyles should not only be tolerated, but preferred as the norm. The disgusting political climate today appears to be described in the words of Henry Wallace, "A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends. The supreme god of a fascist, to which his ends are directed, may be money or power; may be a race or a class; may be a military clique or an economic group; or may be a culture, religion, or a political party."
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