That's not respect, is it? I think we tend to misuse the word. Websters first definition is ": a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.".
WRT conversation and debate, one should tolerate the right of everyone to hold their beliefs and to express those beliefs, but that doesn't mean that one necessarily need respect the beliefs or the choice of the belief holder to publicly express those beliefs, and when those beliefs run counter to one's own it might be considered disrespectful to express that disagreement, but it's not intolerant.
What you're requesting is courtesy, and that's a reasonable request. I put myself at the top of the list of those who can do a better job at being courteous.
You know who is a master and a great role model of courtesy? Dr. Ron Paul.
I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein
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