Pointing out the intolerance of the Tolerant® can be a
confusing endeavor. It is an exhausting full-time job, yet at the same time is
perhaps the easiest task a person could be assigned. It is hilarious to observe,
yet at the same time is infuriating to endure.
Still, what has been a lamentable pastime for many of us is
taking on a darker face these days given that the left’s bigotry towards people
who disagree with their politics is becoming more intense and more personal.
After all, it’s one thing to attempt to drive your enemies
from their occupation, their platform, their reputation. It’s quite another to
attempt to deprive them of their very identity. Yet increasingly, that’s where
the left’s intolerance has led – the public erasing of entire groups of people.
It started years ago with the so-called “ex-gays.” Despite
the fact that absolutely no one is ever forced to engage in romantic or sexual
relationships, individuals who have willfully chosen to walk away from
homosexual ones have become the scourge of the LGBT revolutionaries who own the
In the unrelenting pursuit of their political agenda, these
activists fashioned the argument that LGBT relationships were inborn and innate
characteristics – a counterfeit claim given that no romantic or sexual relationship is inborn or innate. That
doesn’t even make sense. But by intentionally conflating behavior with identity,
the point was to ingrain in the national psyche a biological justification for
the normalization and societal affirmation of their choices.
I should note that heterosexual relationships aren’t innate.
The urge that causes them to form may be, but the relationships themselves are
not inborn. We choose them. It has been the experience of many heterosexuals
who experience the urge for romantic or sexual relationships to deny them or
walk away from them for one reason or another.
Yet when people who formerly participated in homosexual
romantic and/or sexual relationships did the same thing, particularly if they
claimed to be doing so in submission to Christ’s will over their own, they were
ghosted. Called frauds, fakes, closet-cases, self-loathers, you will not find a
more discriminated against, hated, mistreated, and criminally dismissed sector
of our population than ex-gays.
But a new contender for that less-than-prestigious title may
be on the rise. The left has a new enemy to erase from the public consciousness:
The pro-life group that created the powerful abortion survivor TV ad played at the March for Life last week is calling out Fox Sports Network for stonewalling them and refusing to approve their ad to run in a slot on Super Bowl Sunday this coming weekend.
Faces of Choice, a new non-profit whose ad featuring 14 survivors of abortion was shown at the March for Life, say they have been “given the runaround” by the network for six months…
“I think it’s very clever what they’re doing. If they directly said ‘no’ then we could say ‘this is asinine, look at the suitable ad that Fox rejected’, but they haven’t directly said ‘no,’ they’ve ignored us, wasted our time, refused to give an answer and refused to either give us clearance or simply say ‘no,’” Gillett said.
Gillett told LifeSite that the abortion survivors featured in the ad “have been ignored their whole lives and that they now faced being ignored again.”
It’s one thing to disagree with people, it’s another to
pretend they don’t exist. The existence of ex-gays undermines the left’s claim
that gay behavior is biologically preconditioned and inescapable, and so they
erase them. The existence of abortion survivors undermines the left’s claim
that the procedure is innocuous healthcare performed on non-human globs of
cells, and leaves no lasting, negative impact, and so they erase them.
It’s unconscionable treatment of people. In fact, it’s