Here’s a good post from Big Hollywood from an individual who became a conservative after 9/11 when before he was just reflexively being a liberal (mainly because he’s gay). It’s really a good picture on the poisoning effect of liberal intolerance.
I have since met real people who identify as Republicans and even Christians – the religion we are constantly warned (despite plenty of evidence to the contrary) is the worst, most dangerous in the world. I have been in the dreary Catholic church of my partner’s parents. And guess what. I’ve never felt more welcome, even as an openly gay man there with my partner. I have no interest in Catholicism or going to church. And I’m sure underneath, the church folk do not fully approve of how we live. Maybe some do. But newsflash: I don’t have to approve of how they live either. And none of us is killing the other. They are not the enemy.
It’s really aimed more towards liberals, but everyone should give it a read.