Chapter 2, “What Is Going On?” (Loc. 217)
Often the very “conservative” Christians in the public square engage in commentary which is inflammatory. This tends to shut down discourse, provoking the non-Christian community to dismiss opposing views as narrow and intolerant. This kind of behavior does not further honest and useful discourse. Carson alleges that the most forceful “intolerant tolerance” is opposed to Christianity. He provides case study examples, first miscellaneous, then from education, media, and sexual identity.
Carson’s conclusion is that although the new tolerance can reject all sorts of people for any reason or no reason, it works against “conservative” and Christian viewpoints in a preponderance of cases.