Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Making It Difficult to Be Intolerant

Remember when Maude Flanders, Ned Flanders late wife on the Simpsons, used to go away to a camp every summer to learn to be more judgmental? Well, Ruth Malhotra has gone to court and sued for the right to be intolerant. You see, her Christian faith requires her to be intolerant. She is a 22 year old student at Georgia Tech and she is upset about the university tolerance policies. You can read about it here.

More Christian love in action.

UPDATE: Excellent sermon on the topic by Rev. Dr. Gregory D. Seckman here.


B-Wizz said...

From a completely non-Christian viewpoint, I can see the logic in this. Why should I have to be accepting of everything? Not that I think anyone should be allowed to harrass or otherwise assault someone else over any of the common things. OF course, I'm a bit of an asshole, so I'd like to think being a loudmouthed jerk is still allowable.

Anonymous said...

I am a Christian, and I couldn't agree more with the above post.

PCS said...

Well one answer is that the Christian bible says alot of stuff. Stuff like, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" etc. Paul, with his usual intolerance, lists a few things that will keep you out of heaven (1 Corinthians, 6:9-10). These include the effinate, fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, extortioners, drunkards, revilers. Now I don't know about when you were in college, but where I went there were tons effinate, fornicating, extorting drunkards and revilers. Why not pick on those students also? Could bigotry have anything to do with it?

B-Wizz said...

It was my experience that the hard core Jesus kids in college were pretty outspoken against those of us that chose to behave unwashed heathens. But a big deal doesn't get made out of that like it does when they show up to harrass the GLAAD kids.

Brian said...

I wonder if the woman would've been so concerned about individual rights and freedom of speech if people had been mocking her because of her (supposed) Christian faith.

And in response to the above note, one doesn't have to be accepting of everything and the student code doesn't require that. But do you have the right to go out of your way to harass someone who's doing nothing to you?

Verbal harassment may not be legal and could be assault, depending on how it's phrased. If the code gets struck done, fine. I'd just encourage gays on campus to file charges against this woman in the regular legal system.