The problem is, you fail to understand the mentality of so-called "progressives" - and the "social gospel" they believe in. A big part of that is their belief - to quote Obama: So, unless they "save" all of us, they don't get "saved". So, those who reject their social gospel must be convinced to reconsider their decision, by whatever means necessary. So whether it is requiring Catholic institutions to cover contraception/abortifacient drugs, pushing the redistribution of wealth, or even forcing religious individuals who object to other items that ft into the "progressive social gospel" to fall in line. As for disagreeing with them, well, they just are not tolerant of any real disagreement. You are either a bigot, a fool, or invested in the current power structure. In a sense it is really a religious war - the Church of the Progressive Social Gospel vs. traditional Christianity or other religions that believe in individual salvation as opposed to collective salvation.