Abusive E-mail from “Tolerant” Liberal
The result has been a huge number of supportive e-mails to us, but every so often we get a nasty one. Here is an example that just came in:
email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org]It is a common irony of modern day political correctness: people who want to shut up speech, and say hateful things about people on the other side of contemporary debates claim to wear the mantle of “tolerance.”
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 8:58 PM
To: McAdams, John
I am so pleased to read in the Milwaukee paper on Saturday that you are relieved of all your duties. Gramps, it’s time for retirement not teaching your intolerance and old time “values” to young people. A good fit for you would be a Fox News Commentator or maybe you and Michele Bachmann from Minnesota could team up for some more intolerance.
It’s almost a rule of modern politics. The people most likely to talk of “tolerance” are the least tolerant.
In fact, our original post said nothing about the merits of gay marriage. It simply supported the right of people to oppose it without being called homophobes, and the idea that it should not be banned in college classes because some gay student might be offended.
But in the minds of a lot of the politically correct, if you really support gay marriage, you will want to shut up opposition, and to vilify people who don't agree with you.