We, as Christians, are not called to tolerance. We're not. We're not called to tolerate sin. Love the sinner, hate the sin. We're supposed to love the sinner. WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO tolerate the sin. It burns me up every time I hear the word tolerance used in this context. We're not suppose to tolerate sin — especially in the church. The Bible speaks DIRECTLY against homosexuality. It speaks directly against murder (abortion IS murder). It speaks directly against many other evils, also. We're not supposed to hate the sinner, but love them. That CANNOT be interchanged with sin. We're not suppose to tolerate the sin. Period. We're not suppose to tolerate it. There is a line between good and evil, and tolerating sin is not right. It's a lie — from the enemy. Evil. We, as Christians should be producing fruit. The Bible says that we should have the fruits of the spirit in our lives (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control — hint: that's 8 items, learn them, know them, grow in them). One fear of mine is that we've became so politically correct — so blinded — that we can't see truth right in front of our faces. There is a line between good and evil — how many see it? How many are blinded?
I need to make one note: this is mainly within the church, not outside so much. By no means should we harm anyone because of their beliefs (such as what happened in the Selam Witch Trials, etc).
Finally, remember that people are watching you no matter what you do as a believer. A stern warning from Jesus: "… If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea." (Matthew 18:6 NIV).
Last note: this was written around noon Saturday and I'm just cleaning it up before posting. I wanted to get a reader to check this before posting this time. Oh, and I have spell check now … perhaps it'll help?