Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
Brad Smith

Christian Persecution?

I love rudepundit and slacktivist. They're two of my favorite blogs. batmoon beat me to this one, but I had to post about it also, it is that unbelievable. From slacktivist:

    Of course Christians are persecuted in the United States.
    After all, everyone knows Christians can't marry other Christians
    (except in one state but nobody recognizes Christian marriages anywhere
    else and it's not like those are real marriages anyway), can't adopt ot
    become foster parents after they truthfully answer the "Faith" question
    on the questionnaire, can be denied housing and jobs for being
    Christians, and are regularly the butt of jokes where practitioners of
    other religions (especially Jews) are portrayed as kind and giving. In
    many parts of the country, Christians are afraid of walking down the
    street because they know people will shout at them for being Christian.
    They don't dare walk into some bars, knowing that their conservative
    clothing or a slip in conversation might make them a target for "beat
    the Christian in the backroom." When a Christian commits an act of
    terrorism against an abortion clinic, Christians lock their doors in
    fear of retaliation by complete strangers. Doctors who practice and
    promote Natural Family Planning are listed on websites with "Wanted"
    posters and regularly receive death threats. Halloween and Beltaine
    are paid days off regardless of a person's faith; anyone who asks to
    take a vacation day for Christmas or Easter is grilled suspiciously by
    coworkers and managers.
    Schools for other faiths are everywhere;
    there are only one or two Catholic schools per state and they don't
    advertise after three were firebombed in one year. The ruling party
    and all three branches of government have dozens of people who have
    made public statements that Christians are destroying this country and
    that the practice of Christianity should be banned by the Constitution.

    Christians are barred from military service. Every Christian has a
    friend or relative who was killed or imprisoned during the last world
    war because they were Christian. When Christians complain about the
    treatment they receive, they're told to move to another state / country
    with their own kind. People regularly picket the funerals of
    Christians with signs that read "The nameless forces that randomly
    shaped the cosmos into an appealing pattern hate Christos!"
    word "christian" is used as an independent adjective to describe
    something stupid and/or undesireable. Christian girls who ascribe to
    Paul's teaching that women must keep their heads covered when they pray
    are suspended from schools for violating the "no hats" policy. The only
    movie most people have even heard of that features Christianity is "The
    Faith," a horror film that shows teenaged girls praying for bad things
    to happen to their classmates and committing cannibalism (using a
    phrase made trendy by the movie: "Body and Blood of Christ"). Politicians
    regularly end statements with "And Allah bless America," and when
    called on it, they claim they mean all gods when they say Allah. "In
    YHWH We Trust" is written on our money.
    Teenagers who tell their
    parents they're interested in Christianity, or believe they might be
    Chrisrians, are told they're "going through a (rebellious) phase" and
    are often sent to counselling to "fix" them. The first response people
    often make when they hear someone's family member is a Christian is to
    say "I'm so sorry." Christian clubs at colleges don't advertise their
    meetings because atheists regularly show up and hand out copies of "On
    the Origin of Species."

    Or you know, not.
Tags: fundies
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