San Francisco is the tolerance capital of America, except when it comes to Christianity.
Over 25,000 Christian youth gathered in AT&T Park in San Francisco for a Teen Mania event. Event organizer, Ron Luce said the event was designed to inspire a “reverse rebellion” against teen influencers such as MTV and MySpace.
But the city’s Board of Supervisors felt this was an “act of provocation” by an “anti-gay,” “anti-choice” organization attempting to “negatively influence the politics of America’s most tolerant and progressive city.”
Let’s see exactly how tolerant – Assemblyman Mark Leno told those protesting the “facist mega-pep rally” that although Christians were outnumbered in San Francisco, “they’re loud, they’re obnoxious, they’re disgusting and they should get out of San Francisco.”
Here’s where we turn Andrew Sullivan’s question around to him and those with similar views. If you say you are for tolerance and accepting of other views, why protest this group? Why pass city resolutions condemning a Christian youth rally?
What would Sullivan do if a Christian politician spoke at a protest of a gay event in the South and said, that although gays are outnumbered in the South, “they’re loud, they’re obnoxious, they’re disgusting and they should get out of the South?”
HT: Ace, who reminds readers of some things of which San Francisco liberal politicians are tolerant.
UPDATE: I’m not the only one who found “tolerant” San Francisco asking a Christain group to leave. The always conservative-rag The San Francisco Chronicle highlights many of the same points I made in their aptly titled editorial: Intolerant City.