not take kindly to

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The coach did not take kindly to the school district's demands that he discontinue his constitutionally dubious activities.
To its credit, the Toronto Star, which is a strong supporter of same-sex "marriage," did not take kindly to the behaviour of the pro-"gay" academics, accusing them of creating a "chill" against freedom of speech.
Pointing fingers at others is the opposite of looking into our own faults, and YHWH does not take kindly to those who fail to honestly assess their situation.