Progressivism - the political orientation of those who favor progress toward more conformity and control over individuals in government and society.
Marxism - the political, economic, and social theories of Karl Marx including the belief that the struggle between social classes is a major force in history and that there should eventually be a society in which there are no classes.
These three terms have become interchangeable. The Marxists in the United States have never referred to themselves as Marxists. They have changed their name a couple of times to suit the political needs between Liberal and Progressive. They like the connotation these terms supposedly give them; that they are tolerant and accepting of different thoughts and ideas. Marx was the same way. Marx liked to believe that he was tolerant of diverse thought. In practice, Marx like the American left, or the American Liberal, or the American Progressive, which is the American Marxist, are very intolerant of diverse thoughts and ideas.
The Marxist, Progressive, Liberal, and Left do not tolerate any thought that does not conform to their way of thinking. Marx advocated a classless society where all people were totally equal and conformed to his way of thinking so the society would in all ways be monolithic. This is very similar to Islam with their belief in a monolithic Caliphate state. In that society, as in a Marxist society advocated by the American left, there is no tolerance for those who do not conform.
We again saw this demonstrated with the outcry against Indiana. The Indiana law did not or does not discriminate against the homosexual community. The homosexual community is still able to marry legally. The homosexual community is still able to have flowers and a cake. The homosexual community is still able to invite whomever they wish to their legal ceremony. Many of us do not believe in homosexual marriage. It is contrary to our Christian believes. Marriage was established for the purpose of procreating and uniting a family. We do not understand how a homosexual marriage can fulfill this purpose.
The intolerant left chastises us, it demonizes us, and it discriminates against us because we do not conform to their belief. Even though we do not believe a homosexual marriage can be sanctified by God according to the Bible, we follow the word of God and still accept the homosexual as a person. We do not advocate for his demise nor do we advocate that they be harmed. The only thing we ask is that our beliefs also be accepted.
If I believe marriage is a gift from God to a man and a woman and not to two men or two women, why should I be forced to violate my belief? Under the intolerant Marxist, Progressive, Liberal and Left their demand would trump my Biblical belief and my constitutionally protected right that congress should make no law establishing a national religion. Each individual has the right to his own belief, even if that belief is based on the teachings of the Bible.
What the left is demanding is that all Biblical believers violate their beliefs to provide flowers and cakes for homosexual legal marriages. Ministers have been threatened with jail time for refusing to perform these ceremonies. Churches have been threatened loss of their tax exempt status for not providing their facilities for homosexual legal marriages. In time individuals will be threatened with jail time for not attending homosexual legal marriages when invited.
In all of the above situations, the homosexual twosome had many alternatives to have those services provided. However, the intolerant Marxist, Progressive, Liberal, and Left, in their fervent effort to make all monolithic will stop at nothing to discriminate against all who do not conform to their thinking, especially when the nonconformist believes in the Biblical teaching of individuality and tolerance. Not only is the Marxist, Progressive, Liberal, and Leftist intolerant of the teachings of the Bible, they are also intolerant of the United States Constitution. It is their purpose to destroy both.