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October 24, 2014

Religious ‘Persecution’ in America? Really?

Adam Lee of The Guardian — highlighting the plight of the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq —  comments on the mockery of American conservatives’ cries of religious persecution.

“American conservatives who inveigh against the erosion of their religious liberties are crying that they’re the oppressed minority: not because they face forced conversion or death, but because they’re not getting their own way on same-sex marriage or the Obamacare contraception mandate (though the US supreme court’s conservative, male majority did side with them in the Hobby Lobby contraceptive access case).”

“As America becomes more diverse and less religious than ever, white conservative Christian men are losing their disproportionate influence on politics and, because they think of themselves as the natural and deserving custodians of that power, having to share it feels like a shocking injustice.”

“The only remedy is thus to declare, despite the evidence, that they are truly a persecuted minority in a country filled with other self-identified Christians, which makes a mockery of the true victims of religious oppression all around the world.”

  • Robbissimo

    AMEN!

  • bpai99

    Throughout human history, power-hungry zealots have used religion and claims of persecution to incite the gullible. Truly despicable.

    “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.” – Susan B. Anthony

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