We Need To Be Intolerant of Intolerance !

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

Another Canadian Football League player has been fined for offensive comments on Twitter about Michael Sam, an openly gay football player, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams last week.

The intolerant offender this time is  Maurice Price of the Calgary Stampeders, who tweeted that ‘ his faith’ would not allow him to accept Michael Sam’s same sex relationship.

I’m getting tired of these sanctimonious  rants from people who try to force their value system on everyone else.

On the subject of same sex relationships, even Pope Francis has said ‘Who am I to judge ?’

Apparently, Maurice Price and others like him , think they have a higher moral authority than the Pope to pass  judgement on others.

I thought we’d evolved from the days when we would  stone someone or burn them at the stake if they didn’t comply with the  stringent standards of myopic ideologues, but I guess not.

Someone needs to remind Maurice Price that it wasn’t too long ago that  society didn’t want  people like Maurice Price playing football or even living in their neighbourhoods.

But thankfully, we refuse to be defined by the  hatred and intolerance of a few.

Micheal Sam or anyone else  is not to be judged by their  skin colour or religion or who they love.

Or, to put it more succinctly, people like Maurice Price have  no business sticking their nose in other people’s lives.

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