We hear the word tolerance heard many times but I believe it is excluding those of faith. It is essential that we allow consenting adults to live the lives they want without fear of governmental reprisal but does that mean that others lose the right to express their beliefs? For example does tolerance mean that someone of faith must attend a wedding that is against their beliefs? How do we insure that we truly tolerate those with differing beliefs when society is pushing them to go along or just shut up?
(1) PROTECT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS- The minority has the right to speak their mind without threat of governmental actions or intimidations.
(2) RESPECT – Respect individuals of all different faiths and try to understand their perspective without condescending remarks.
(3) AGREE TO DISAGREE- Understand that you might disagree on an issue without being hateful to a person.
(4) SEPARATE- Their are events that you will enjoy that others might find offensive. Accept and respect their ability to stand up for the values that they uphold instead of trying to tear them down.