The Tolerance Trap

"We need to be careful of the'tolerance trap' so that we are not swallowed up in it."

"Tolerance is a virtue, but, like all virtues, when exaggerated it transforms itself into a vice..."

These are quotes from a recent talk given by Boyd K Packer, anti gay champion and General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he is referring to the legalization of gay marriage.

Seriously Mr. Packer? This is so "1984".

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.-- George Orwell, 1984
Virtue is a vice.-- Boyd K Packer

I have to give him points for creativity though; the 'tolerance trap' is a catchy phrase.

Whatever you do, my child, don't be too loving or too tolerant because you might fall into the...da,da,daaaa, 'tolerance trap'.

He went on to say:
"The permissiveness afforded by the weakening of the laws of the land to tolerate legalized acts of immorality, does not reduce the serious spiritual consequences that result from the violation of God's law of chastity."

I can't wait for 'legalized acts of immorality'. Oh, wait a minute, Mr. Packer, there are already plenty of 'legalized acts of immorality' some of them are lying, prejudice, sexism, bigotry, chauvinism, discrimination...

Here's more wordspeak 1984 propaganda based on the beliefs of Boyd K Packer-- loving someone and wanting to be in a committed and loving relationship; enjoying equal rights under the law is an act of immorality.


  1. How lame to say that tolerance is a virtue, unless we have too much of it. What's next? Too much love? Great post, JJ!

  2. Thanks Donna,
    Distraught to see the results of BKP's talk on the 4th ward.