Religious nuts hate being mocked and laughed at when they say catastrophically stupid things, but that's freedom of speech, not persecution
In February of this year, a seven-year-old 2nd grade student in Indiana was "banished" from having any contact with other students because his teacher, a playground supervisor, and a school administrator concluded that the child's "bad ideas" persecuted (offended) another student.
Dr. Richard Land calls opposing persecution of others "ugly...thuggish...brutish. It's the totalitarian left in all of its ugly face."
Pew tells us restrictions on religion were high or very high in 39% of countries and that Muslims are as likely to be persecuted as Christians
After granting Muslim students use of the school chapel bell tower for call to prayer, Duke University backed down in the face of Religious Right outrage
Of course down through the ages violent wars have been waged over imposition of a particular religion, but in modern times the basic premise among religious people was to live and let live. All that changed after the terror attacks on 9/11.
What is curious, is that although America is not, was not, and never will be a Christian nation, there are signs that a religious purity crusade is gaining traction.
It's a neat trick, pretending facts don't exist so you can replace them with some agenda-friendly invented facts. *Cough* Benghazi *Cough*
Of course the Americans putting Goebbels's propaganda tactics into practice are Fox News, neo-conservatives, Republicans, and their religious right sycophants, and their big lie is that the greatest threat to this nation is every person who adheres to the Muslim faith.
According to the Religious Right, Islam is the enemy, and ISIL, or ISIS as it is often called, is a manifestation of all the hate and intolerance inherent in the world’s second largest religion. When President Obama says that ISIL is not Islam, the Religious Right quakes in outrage. Islam is the enemy! Sarah Palin thunders as she tries to remember which state she is in.
"Let no one consider themselves to be the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression!"
This is the "freedom" demanded by the Religious Right - the freedom to hound those of whom they don't approve, right out of town, and out of existence, if possible
Fischer says, "Just as we screen immigrants for contagious physical diseases, so we need to screen immigrants for contagious cultural diseases"
If Arizona Republicans are successful a new bill will give any Arizonan the right to break any law with impunity if it is in the name of religion.
For the Pope, humility-challenged Christians are Pagans but it was the Church that found Jesus' poverty and humility too radical to tolerate
Obama administration is the "modern-day equivalent" of ancient Rome, where each citizen is made to worship Caesar with progressivism.
More cries of persecution coming out of the Religious Right: if we allow gay marriage we are persecuting Christians
Visiting Grandma should not carry with it the prerequisite of conversion
The numbers don't lie: they didn't lie on Election Night, and they do not lie in the longer run when they prove that America is becoming more, not less progressive.
Conservatives insist that economic prosperity is impossible without their God but America wil prosper just as well with 20 gods or no gods