Wake up, conservatives -- and Christians. We're getting our rear ends handed to us, and we'll continue to if we don't do a better job of fighting back.
I'm not just talking about electoral politics. Liberal and secular activist groups are as aggressive as ever and winning, energized and enabled by this most radical of administrations -- and equally so by deer-in-the-headlights conservatives.
The latest episode in this particular series of unfortunate events involves the Y's rolling over to the relentless bullying of pro-abortion activists to evict Students for Life of America from its facilities.
These self-depicted arbiters of tolerance are in reality poster boys for the "Do as I say, not as I do" school. Indeed, the best formula for failing to meet the standard of tolerance that leftists demand is to behave precisely as they do, not as they say. If, on the other hand, you truly want to live and let live -- as these sanctimonious scolds insist we do -- you must studiously observe their conduct and behave in exactly the opposite way.
But from a leftist perspective, it's not enough for conservatives to peacefully coexist with liberals and let them do as they please. They are satisfied only if they browbeat dissenters into silence or social banishment.
If you are a group that supports legal protection for the unborn, your views are not entitled to respect from the other side; they're not even entitled to coexist alongside the opposite view -- you know, that morally superior view that holds that a woman's right to destroy human life while in her body and sometimes even when it emerges (for any reason at all, no matter how selfish and sordid) trumps the right of that very human life. Your views -- and you -- must be ostracized and punished.
So it is that pro-abortion groups could not let stand an arrangement between the SFLA and the associate branch director of the Town Lake branch of the YMCA of Austin for the SFLA's use of the Y's showers for the week of the "Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour."
That's right; certain members of the club complained that it would be "too political" to allow pro-lifers in the showers, so they pressured management to exclude the group. Too political? What?
Note that it wasn't that the pro-lifers were carrying placards into the showers or proselytizing recalcitrant pro-aborts while toweling off. It was the mere presence of pro-lifers, even if they were minding their own business, that the pro-abort bullies found intolerable.