Not even marriages are worth preserving because Liberal intolerance prefers separation.
Liberal intolerance has been identified by Conservatives for a long time, but it seems to have reached new heights of absurdity in response to Donald Trump. This Reuters headline is carefully neutral and passive, speaking of “wounds” being “raw” and “disputes” leading to a “breakup.”
If you read the story, however, it is overwhelmingly about Leftists not being able to stay friends with Trump supporters. It begins:
Burning passions over Donald Trump’s presidency are taking a personal toll on both sides of the political divide. For Gayle McCormick, it is particularly wrenching: she has separated from her husband of 22 years.
The retired California prison guard, a self-described “Democrat leaning toward socialist,” was stunned when her husband casually mentioned during a lunch with friends last year that he planned to vote for Trump – a revelation she described as a “deal breaker.”
“It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump,” said McCormick, 73, who had not thought of leaving the conservative Republican before but felt “betrayed” by his support for Trump.
“I felt like I had been fooling myself,” she said. “It opened up areas between us I had not faced before. I realized how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger.”
Three months after the most divisive election in modern U.S. politics fractured families and upended relationships, a number of Americans say the emotional wounds are as raw as ever and show few signs of healing.
Notice the concluding observation is that the election has caused division. The obvious lesson from the story, however, is that Liberals will separate from spouses for voting for Trump!
Nowhere in the story do we find an unambiguous anecdote of a Trump voter cutting off friends and/or family for voting for Hillary Clinton. But we get plenty that indicates Liberal intolerance. Another example:
Sue Koren, 57, a Clinton supporter in Dayton, Ohio, said she can barely speak to her two Trump-backing sons and has unfriended “maybe about 50” people on Facebook who support the president.
“Life is not what it was before the election,” she said. “It’s my anger, my frustration, my disbelief. They think our current president is a hero and I think he’s a nut.”
This was not what Donald Trump wanted:
But it shouldn’t be surprising. Even though Donald Trump often doesn’t seem like a Christian, he has Christians in his coalition and he has shown a sincere effort to keep his promises to them. That seems to be enough to elicit from liberals the kind of reaction that Jesus predicted:
Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law (Luke 12:51-53; ESV)
Liberal intolerance has its roots in Christophobia.