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Over the years I have met many folks from Crossroads. They are committed evangelical followers of Jesus. I have never heard any of them utter an "anti-gay" statement, ever. Crossroads does view homosexual acts, along with a lot of other sexual behavior, as sinful, as Christians have for centuries. Jesus himself had some very "intolerant" views of what constituted sexual sin. Worse, he "hung out" with Moses at the transfiguration, and personally chose the apostle Paul to be his messenger to the Gentiles. So, I guess the Crossroads folks are in good company.
The question is: is there a place for actual diversity in Canada where persons of diverse views and convictions can participate fully in public life, or is there only room for the shriveling diversity of the left where everyone must think, speak, and act alike? Remember, Crossroads is being punished not for its actions, but its beliefs.
For an important article on the double-speak of "tolerance" and how we got to the discourse-shrinking place we are today, see The Illusionist: How Herbert Marcuse Convinced a Generation that Censorship Is Tolerance & Other Politically Correct Tricks by Robin Phillips.