After posting a strong pro-life message on Twitter last week, journalist and commentator D.C. McAllister, a contributor to the Daily Wire and PJ Media, has contacted police and stepped away from social media after a series of "legitimate death and rape threats," including threats aimed at her family.
The alarming situation began with a tweet McAllister posted last week criticizing the "abortion hysteria."
"At the root of #abortion hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament," McAllister tweeted. "It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity."
Along with the expected outrage from the pro-abortion crowd online, McAllister, a rape survivor, revealed that she began to receive threats outside of Twitter that worried her and her family enough that she felt compelled to contact authorities. PJ Media reports:
McAllister told PJ Media that she received death and rape threats, over multiple forms of private communication.
"They are threats outside of Twitter, stating they know where I live," McAllister said. "Threats of rape and strangling. I spoke to the police. I am on home watch."
"My children are very frightened," she added.
She posted about the threats on Sunday:
Some of the responses from the left to her revelation about the threats were truly appalling, as PJ Media chronicles here.
In an interview with the Daily Wire, McAllister lamented the deterioration of honest debate in our culture in the face of such mobbish behavior.
"It's sad that conservatives who speak out for fundamental values of western civilization are threatened and sometimes silenced by the mob," she said. "This is what it looks like to live in the jungle. There's no reasoning together. No debate. No discussion in the public square. When you no longer believe that individuals are made in the image of God and have innate dignity, you no longer value their right to speak or even live. Others are just tools to promote your own agenda."
The situation, she suggested, is the inevitable result of an increasing embrace of relativism and self-centeredness. "This is what happens when you abandon objective truth and values," she said. "Your own ideas, urges, and subjective views become that standard for all. Because you've abandoned reason, you're left with only power and force to 'convince' others of your truth."
"It's a frightening age in which we live," she added. "All we can do is continue to hold the line of reason and morality against the mob and support one another in the struggle that the Left has created. They want to divide us, isolate us, and if we let that happen, we're lost."
McAllister also discussed her decision to contact police. "Having a police presence in the situation has been helpful, and I advise anyone who finds themselves in this situation to call the police, get a private investigator if you can," she said. "You might not always be able to discover who is behind the threats, but you can deter behavior and send out the warning that you won't tolerate this kind of hatred."