Being open minded is being willing to give many different practices and opinions consideration.
However, this does NOT equate to tolerance. Tolerance implies being okay with people doing whatever they want. Open mindedness is only giving it consideration.
Unfortunately, many left-leaning people seem to think they're the same, and, as an insult, accuse more conservative people of being close-minded, which makes little sense.
I told her I was personally against gay marriage, because it violates natural law. So she said that I am not open minded, and called me a dirty racist conservative.
Current leader of Iran, and probably one of the most ridiculous people the world has seen in a very long time. He believes the Holocaust was made up for some global Jewish con, because the Jews want to take over the world. Yeah, that makes sense. Also, he wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, and is currently working on a nuclear arsenal... I mean, power plants... to power his country, and cretainly not start wars with the many people who hate him. He probably has Weiner Measles.
I just joinde the facebook group "I want to punch Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the face."