This is the face of the modern Left: coercion above all. As Michael Gerson aptly described the Obamacare compulsion against religious groups, “Modern liberalism uses the power of the state to impose liberal values on institutions it regards as backward.”
Freedom in America used to mean respect for ideological diversity, and thankfully some fans have supported Thomas for that reason. But the consensus in favor of freedom is eroding under Leftist pressure exerted to march their agenda forward through government, business, and elite institutions.
Said Thomas about his decision, “I followed my conscience.” Didn’t anybody tell you, Tim? In today’s America you must embrace the Left’s conscience. You’re not allowed to have your own.