Skip to content

Persecution, real and imagined

September 21, 2014

Though America has made large strides for gay rights, coming out can still be very hard for young people from conservative families.

Minority religions are persecuted in many parts of the world. Christians often are the target. The last dozen years of war largely expelled them from Iraq. Miriam Ibrahim was imprisoned in Sudan for apostasy. She technically wasn’t apostate. If she were, it would be persecution still. Changing one’s religion is illegal in many nations.

Of course, here in the US, Christians are the majority religion and enjoy a privileged position. Oddly, they like to imagine themselves as persecuted.

Update: Pew research just released data showing how skewed American white evangelicals are, in how they view themselves.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: