But for such relativist leftists, words are pieces of propaganda clay whose definitions are molded into what best serves the liberal agenda. If Webster's is your guide, it was the pro-aborts who were being political here. But not according to the default liberal mindset, which holds that you're not being unduly political if you support the correct causes. You're political only if you have the wrong views.
In the liberal lexicon, you aren't being intolerant if you refuse to tolerate the conservative point of view. Thus, by insisting that the Y's showers be sanitized of those miscreants who disagree with leftist pro-abortion pabulum, the leftists are proving both their tolerance and their open-mindedness. Don't try to comprehend this upside-down thinking, because you can't. But understand that it exists and is epidemic.
Brendan O'Morchoe, national director of field operations for SFLA, said: "We had absolutely no problems on Monday night when we used their facilities. The YMCA management was respectful, but some angry pro-abortion activists were being very aggressive with YMCA staff members, and the staff said they felt threatened. Unfortunately, the anger and rage from the pro-abortion protesters has created a toxic environment, even outside the Capitol building. It's really a shame that the YMCA was bullied by these people. It just goes to show how pro-aborts operate every day."
When such tactics work, they advance the principle that if you are nasty and aggressive enough, you can pressure private groups, let alone the government and public groups, into effectively suppressing the liberties of those with whom you disagree. Even a minority, if sufficiently loud and obnoxious, can force organizations to exclude others purely on the basis of their political beliefs.
Conservatives and Christians are no longer engaged in a cold war with secular leftists. This war is white-hot, and we're losing because we're in denial, naive, willfully and blissfully ignorant, cowardly, or confusing the Scripture that tells us to rejoice in our persecution as an admonition to abstain from politics.
One by one, individuals and groups (Boy Scouts, the Y, retailers threatened with boycotts) are abandoning their principles rather than face the wrath of the totalitarian left.
People often ask me, "Yes, but what can we do?" Well, you can start by recognizing the reality and speaking out against it -- even if you will subject yourself to ridicule as a result. That's an essential first step, and we can proceed from there.