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"A nation that forces conformity while calling it tolerance"

 

Here's another article on the recent Duck Dynasty media firestorm which it still relevant and timely even after Phil Robertson's reinstatement by A&E: a piece at TheAtlantic.com penned by Larry Alex Taunton that raises a point that has been missed in much of the media narrative:

Tolerance is not the same thing as acceptance, and acceptance is not the same thing as an endorsement. The message A&E’s decision sends is that the network will not tolerate someone who conscientiously objects to homosexuality on religious grounds. The implication of that message is that 45 percent of Americans should, in principle, be prepared either to sacrifice their jobs or  recant their beliefs and endorse a lifestyle to which they are opposed, conscience be damned. To the extent that we embrace that implication, in television and in other American industries, we're also embracing an identity as a nation that forces conformity while calling it tolerance.

You can read the entire piece here.