Why do Christians think they are persecuted if the government?
I. North Miami mayor candidate Anna Pierre has flyers that states she is endorsed by Jesus. Yes, that Jesus. She seems to be somewhat on the left-wing, so that is just an example of religion's influence throughout the political spectrum, but of course religion's influence on the right-wing is much more powerful.
II. 10 Commandments displays have hung in public school classrooms in Muldrow High School (Oklahoma) for years. This is a complete and utter violation of the First Amendment, whose Establishment Clause ensures that the government must and should be neutral when it comes to religion.
Of course, the devout Christians of this town believe that their rights to religious expression are being violated, because the government isn't telling all students about the 10 Commandments, such as not honoring other gods.
One of the students circulating a pro-Commandments petition talked about the school coming together on this issue, except for of course the students suspected of objecting to these plaques, they though are being harassed.
III. Michelle Bachmann, mad theocrat who ran for the Republican nomination for the Presidency last year, stated: "Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11. That’s why we’re going to have ‘9/11 Pray’ on that day. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?"
She was talking of course about the 9/11/2001 attack by Al Qaida and the Benghazi attack in Libya last year on the same date. This is the opinion of the mainstream of the religious right-wing, that the invisible man in the sky not only allowed but caused an attack by a bunch of crazy religious fanatics on both days. Then again, Michelle Bachmann is very well aware of the beliefs of crazy religious fanatics, because she is one.
IV. You will be horrified to read about how a female student at a fundamentalist Christian college was treated after hurting itself. It is disgusting and an example of the rigid rules that fundamentalists, be they Islamic, Jewish or Christian, implement.
V. Finally, in Florida an atheist student's choice of manning a table where atheist literature is distributed, was curtailed by the school adminstration. A little quick background. A Christian group in Orange County, FL was allowed to put bibles up for distribution in public schools in that county, though the tables must be unattended.
But the student who wanted to distribute atheist literature had to abide by rules of outside groups, though he and his fellow student atheists at the school weren't outsiders.
So he couldn't man the table and he couldn't distribute the atheist or humanist literature that wasn't approved for outside atheist groups. But the outside Christian group at the same school, which young David Williamson recorded them as doing, manned the tables in which they distributed the bibles. Once again, another example of how religion is not only favored in schools but in society as well.