GOP Chair: Not Big on That 'Tolerance' Word

Reince Priebus doesn't 'really care for' it
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2013 11:25 AM CDT

Sure, the Republican Party's self-assessment may have called for more tolerance, but its chairman isn't much interested in the word itself, he says. Asked on the Christian Broadcasting Network whether evangelicals should be concerned about the GOP's direction, Reince Priebus replied, "I don’t know if I’ve used the word ‘tolerance.’ I don’t really care for that word myself." He went on, per the Raw Story: "I don’t have a problem with it; I just think it has another meaning politically that can go the other direction." Priebus goes on to add, "Our principles have to be draped in the concepts of grace, love, and respect. And that's not code language, it's the New Testament." (More Reince Priebus stories.)

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