One of the primary reasons I can’t stand the Democratic Party these days is one of liberals’ most consistent traits: They’re bullies.

You see it all the time when liberals gather in numbers: Chick-fil-A protests, Occupy Wall Street, La Raza.

The party that booed God and Israel at the Democratic National Convention just can’t help being itself.

After President Obama finished his lackluster acceptance speech last week, the convention’s closing prayer was given by Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who, despite his disputes with the Obama Administration, had reached out to the Democratic Party organizers. After an initial rejection, the Democrats gave Dolan the closing spot, which apparently only Fox News broadcast without interruption.

In his prayer, Dolan prayed for the unborn: “Grant us the courage to defend life…waiting to be born, welcomed and protected.”

He also mentioned “life, without which no other rights are secured” and added, “God grants us the right to life so we can choose liberty and happiness.”

The reaction from liberals was fast and furious as Democrat Twits engaged their extensive four-letter vocabularies on Twitter to curse the cardinal.

That’s what happens when you take a position liberals don’t like, particularly on topics like God.

In another case of liberal bullying in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania, atheists have threatened legal action against the school board if it didn’t cease opening its meetings with the Lord’s Prayer, a custom that has been practiced as long as anyone can remember.

At the board’s last meeting, Sept. 6, officials did not open with the prayer due to the atheists’ threats. To their credit, the people of Antrim Township in the audience spontaneously recited the prayer themselves.

Howard Ritchey, who served on the school board for 16 years, told the audience and board members, “I encourage you to stand up for something that you are teaching our children to do — that is to stand up to bullies. Show our students what leadership you are capable of doing — stand up to these bullies. Call their bluff.”

After a short executive session, Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover announced to cheers that the school board would fight the prayer case. Representatives of the atheist groups who were in attendance said they would continue to monitor the meetings and would take legal action if the board didn’t stop the prayers.

In my own experience, I’ve seen countless examples of liberal bullying, including several instances at public events where young liberals tried to start physical confrontations with elderly Tea Party members and I had to physically intervene.

On my own Facebook page just the other day, I shared a graphic disputing the Democrats’ assertion that Obama has created 4.5 million jobs, and the first response from a liberal acquaintance literally was “SHUT UP!” Naturally, I said “no” and the schoolyard invective came quickly, insulting me and asserting that I have no friends. Basically, everything except “your mother dresses you funny.”

As a commentator, I’m used to unruly liberals, and I have a thick skin, but the appalling thing about the above incident is that these remarks were coming from a working so-called “journalist,” one of those allegedly professional news gatherers with pretensions to objectivity who denies there’s any liberal bias in media.

That’s all typical bully behavior, and there’s only one way to deal with bullies: You stand up to them and keep speaking the truth.

As Jesus said in John 15:18-19: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”