DanInALionsDen wrote:Bankhead wrote:The responses in this thread are a pretty good example of why some Christians feel persecuted in this country...
Certainly, if you completely misdefine the word "persecution." I don't think any Christians have been banned from TLS for their views, nor in the broader American scope have the been silenced politically––quite the opposite.
The first amendment gives private citizens the right to offend the sensibilities of others, and disagreement or even mockery are not persecution. The Christian martyrs who were thrown to the lions (re: my username, though Daniel survived), or who were burned, crucified or slaughtered by gladiators were persecuted.
Ok Mr. 0L quoting the first amendment.
I'm not saying it's illegal asshole, I'm saying it's in bad taste.
Also, I didn't say that I thought Christians were persecuted, I said that they may "feel persecuted".