Likewise, the lack of tolerance in American Christianity can be as frightening as it can in Islam. When I once professed support for IVF, a man glared across the table, tight-jawed, and asked: "What does it feel like to be a mass murderer?" With such people there is no conversation, only a tiptoeing from the room.
If you want to see real intolerance, Simon, say something deemed politically incorrect by the people in your set and check out the reaction. What an ass.