What the left has done to "toleration" is also appalling. Authentic toleration applies to what one finds repugnant, and depends, like forgiveness, on an emotional counter-intuitiveness. It makes no sense to talk about "tolerating" what one endorses, except collectively, when something tolerated is repugnant generally. The left is all about collectivizing moral concepts, but a side-effect is a lot of people preaching tolerance who are personally intolerant of those with differing views. The left is destroying authentic toleration.