Are you a ‘persecuted christian’ in the USA?

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6 Responses to Are you a ‘persecuted christian’ in the USA?

  1. shematwater says:

    Of course the real problem with this image is the assumption that anyone who answers yes has to be lying. That, in itself, is a form of persecution. It belittles and delegitimizes the actual experiences of many.

  2. shematwater says:

    Yes: I have been consistently told that I cannot pray in public schools and that I cannot discuss my religion their.

    • Alex J. says:

      No. 70.6% of people in the USA are Christians. The POTUS is a Christian. 70% of Congress is Christian. No law, of any kind, prohibits you from going to church, and no law prohibits you from practicing it in private. Also, see this: http://dearblankpleaseblank.com/permalink.php?viewid=20720

      Sincerely, an atheist from Canada

      • shematwater says:

        Alex

        Read the image again. It includes praying in public and talking about Jesus Christ in public. The issue is not what one can do in private, but what one can do in public.
        I have been told on more than one occasion that I can neither pray nor discuss my faith in public. That is suppressing free speech and it is persecution.
        As to the percentage of the country that is Christian, that has absolutely nothing to do with the issue at hand. A minority can persecute a majority as long as the majority lets them.

    • David Hewitt says:

      With other students (if you’re a student), with other teachers (if you’re a teacher), or do you mean ‘teacher to student’ (praying with and discussing religion with students)?

      • shematwater says:

        In any form, but primarily as a teacher. I am not a teacher, but I was studying to become one and I was told many times that I was not allowed to discuss my belief with my students, even if they asked me.
        This is what the image includes as a part of persecution, and thus I can answer yes to what the image is asking.

        Of course, the image does not include all the ways in which Christians are persecuted, but I was addressing the image, not persecution in general.

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