Here is a good essay written by Rob Boston
Yesterday I received an e-mail from the Rev. Donald Wildmon’s American Family Association advertising a new DVD titled “Speechless: Silencing the Christians.”
“Facing rising persecution and discrimination, many Christians feel hopeless, uncertain what to do,” reads the promotional copy. The e-mail promises that I will learn “how you can be prepared if you feel the pressure to be silenced for your faith.”
This is the sort of bullcrap propaganda that religious leaders brainwash their followers with. When backed into a corner, and have no answers, start belly-aching and boo-hooing persecution. The religious are free, and should be free to believe and practice their religion without oppression. But allowing them to do so without the oppression of others or imposing of their variety of religion, or any religion on others. Upholding the first Amendment, and maintaining Separation of Church and State are not persecuting ChristiansChristians who live in other countries and who are tortured, imprisoned and killed for their beliefs have a right to cry persecution, but not here. .
Are Christians being persecuted in America?
In a word: no.
What’s happening is that fundamentalists of Wildmon’s ilk constantly try to use the power of the government to promote their narrow faith or foist it onto others. When they are told to stop, they start screaming about persecution.