Jesus Fucking Christ
I live in the least tolerant city I've ever lived (the Bay Area). And I've lived in Ohio, Illinois, Texas, California, went to school in NYC, and so on.
The other day, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told the Catholic nominee this: 
“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country.”
She was basically saying that any Catholic is not qualified to hold office or judgeship because of the Abortion issue.
And this is the basics of the problem. If you believe in unfettered abortion (and paying people to have them), then you're a good person. Like Pelosi. If you believe in any constraints, or that the government shouldn't subsidize them, then you're a bad person, and not qualified for office (by basis of a religion that they both proclaim to hold, and condemn for their beliefs). And it's not just that issue, but every issue. The same with the left religion on Climate, on gay marriage, on guns, on everything.
There are theoretical moderates on the left. I even know a handful. But they're not the gross majority of their idols, speakers, or politicians. So it's the 90% of vocal ones, that give the rest a bad name.
Look, I went to Private Christian College in Illinois. If they ever said anything about atheists (I was one), it was usually about how they'd like to help them find the peace that the Lord gave them (or their belief in him). Rarely, did they malign the non-believers, and usually, they'd self police and come down on ones that were getting a little too bitter and hateful about it.
On the other hand, being a native Californian, I regularly overhead conversations or have political discussions. And Bay Area will freely and loudly slur the religious as superstitious hicks that believe in Super-Santa-Claus watching our every move. And they do openly contemptible things towards religion and the religious that most pious people would never do back. (It easy to fight with people that don't usually want to fight back).
One of the many examples I'm thinking of things like the Hunky Jesus Contest... where gay men (and Women) dress up like Jesus and do the most irreverent and insulting things they can to mock religion. (The winner a few years back, was Jesus look-alike sodomizing a Jesus Mannequin and was named, "Jesus fucking Christ").
This is Nancy Pelosi's base.
The point isn't that the gays (or pride, etc) can't be fun. They're a blast, and I've seen many a parade, and have gay friends and family. And sometimes a joke is just a joke. So I wouldn't try to repress their expression or beliefs. Just don't try to sell me that their mountains of hate, intolerance or scorn on anything or anyone who doesn't think like them is "tolerance", or sensitive. And they're often a bunch of thin skinned hypocrites, that will scream the loudest if you treat them with 1/0th the disrespect that they treat the other side with regularly.
Using a term accurately like "homosexual", or being politely against an issue like gay-marriage is immediately and viciously derided as ignorant bigotry and hate (homophobia). But saying far worse about the religious people is not fathomed as wrong or religiophobia.
Tell me again how tolerant and respectful the Democrats are. Because where democrats rule an area, I've seen far more openly rude/crass/contemptable behavior towards those they disagree with than in any bible belt or religious areas of the country have towards the rest. The comments about the "clingers" or the "deplorable's" isn't just from their politicians -- it's widely spoken to anyone they assume is like them. Their hate is far open to see than any racism in the south. But since they don't judge themselves by the same yardstick, they just mock the other side for their politically incorrect insensitivity, without getting on iota or irony in that.
So Hunky Jesus is the perfect metaphor for the tolerance of the left: the want to be free to deride others for their beliefs. But lose their nut if anyone reflects that back at them.
- Religion as a litmus test: