Don’t like gay marriage? Then don’t have one.
I’ll respect your right to marry someone of your same gender but please don’t call me intolerant because I’m not willing to deny my core value that in God’s eyes a marriage should be between a man and a woman who love each other.
Don’t like cigarettes? Then don’t smoke them.
I won’t and I respect your “right” to smoke but please don’t subject me, my children, or your unborn child to your second and third hand smoke.
Don’t like abortions? Then don’t get one.
I cannot support the killing of an innocent potential human life. Having said that-if you’ve had one or plan to get one, I will not judge you, but that doesn’t mean I have to believe it is a “right” of a woman who voluntarily participates in sexual activity to decide that a child that was conceived is an inconvenience and it is her “right” to end that life.
Don’t like sex? Then don’t do it.
I respect your right to participate in whatever freaky activities you desire but please don’t assume that I want to hear about it and please don’t assume that I’m judgemental or intolerant because I don’t want to know about your private life. (Please do take on the responsibility to protect yourself and others from STDs and unwanted pregnancy.)
Don’t like drugs? Don’t do them.
As with cigarettes, I won’t, however, I can’t say that I support your “right” to use a substance that will not only harm your body (that part is really your own business) but is also known to support crime, harm innocent children, and addict new [young] people.
Don’t like porn? Then don’t watch it.
I will. But I also can’t support a person’s “right” to validate misogyny, abuse toward women, and creating unrealistic expectations of intimacy. Although the argument could be made that “porn stars” are consenting adults, other than those consenting adults there can be hidden sex trafficking. (And those are bad. Very bad for the innocents involved.)
Don’t like alcohol? Then don’t drink it.
I don’t. I respect your right to drink alcohol in your home (or the appropriate establishments). I do not believe you have the right to subject me, my friends, my family, or any other member of society to harm by driving after you’ve been drinking. I also do not support a woman’s decision to drink alcohol while carrying an unborn child that cannot make decisions for itself yet. (see drugs above)
Don’t like guns? Then don’t obtain one.
Also, don’t assume that making guns illegal will take them off the streets.. Remember, drugs are illegal too. And if you do plan to own a gun: take the responsibility to learn to safely use and store it and ALWAYS keep it out of children’s reach.
Your Rights don’t trample ours. It’s that simple..