it’s situations like this: where intolerance, hatred, bigotry, and persecution all seem to be coming fromasingle source thatistart to question my own tolerance. christians need to start being very vocal about disowning and chastising the members of their faith who insist on being hateful. otherwise perhaps it is time that those groups traditionally oppressed and degraded by christians (i.e. gays, women, minorities, jews, muslims, intellectuals, agnostics, athiests, etc.) get together and show them what persecution really feels like.ihave spent my life clinging toanotion of mutual respect and tolerance, but really,aline has to be drawn somewhere. and i, personally, am rapidly running out of cheeks to turn.