This is exactly what I am talking about.
I do not give a crap about the fact that you didn't mean to be "intolerant to homosexuals." Point in fact, you weren't.
You were "intolerant" to "religious and political conservatives." It is this casual disdain and arrogance towards religious people, and those that hold conservative beliefs that I find maddening. You can't in one breath speak of the evils of "intolerance," while in the next being "intolerant" of those that do not believe in your specific mantra. That kind of self-righteous moral indignation to those that would dare disagree with you is hypocritical in the extreme. The lack of thought behind such slights make it that much worse.
Look up the definition of "tolerance." It means that one can disagree with another, but not persecute them because of that. I disagree with homosexuality, I think of it as a sin, a perversion. That does not keep me from loving them as a person, or being friends with them(for example, I am friends with several gays, and work closely with several more). I disagree with Islamic beliefs and atheistic beliefs, but this does not keep me from socializing, respecting, or befriending members of these groups. You can't preach "tolerance" while snubbing a group that disagree's with you, that is the very definition of intolerance. In point of fact, I am, by your definition, an intolerant person. I believe that homosexuality is wrong. But you will never see me insulting them for this, or making outlandish jokes equating them to monsters(and dehumanizing them at the same time) who would go through convoluted conspiracies to further a morally reprehensible cause(and I would consider modifying a human babies genes to fit a social belief such). I am not even angry that you insulted conservatives and religious groups, as much as the callous and nonchalant way you did, as if it was nothing, and the first idea you sprung on later was(God forbid) "intolerance." Ask yourself who the truly intolerant person is.