If those are the ten biggest, then the site is admitting how cushy it is to be a Christian in America. Also, check out #2:
2. Vaughn Walker; California judge who overturned Proposition 8, a State Constitutional Marriage Amendment that defined marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
They're persecuting us by not letting us persecute them! Waaaaah!
1/11/2011 5:21:30 AM
If that's the worst thing that happened to Christians last year, then that just makes your little cries of "persecution" all the more pathetic, doesn't it?
1/11/2011 5:26:35 AM
So the worst thing that happened last year was the government limiting your ability to publicly express your hate. I'm sure Jesus is weeping Bald Eagles at the mention....
1/11/2011 5:54:18 AM
If your activities frequently break the hate crimes law maybe you should rethink your activities. Unless of course you want to be a hate group, in which case you should keep doing what you're doing.
Edit: "If passed, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would have forced ministries to hire people who don't uphold the faith and values of the organization."
There was a supreme court case that said churches could do exactly that. It was about a protestant church that fired a catholic day care worker just because she was catholic. They were allowed to do this because they were an obvious and open about it religious ministry.
1/11/2011 6:26:30 AM
I'm really suspicious of #3. I'm sure the universities really told the two ladies to not practice their religion. No, what probably happened was that they were kicked out of the program for not accepting homosexuals as normal people. Somehow these people tie that into Christianity. But unless you're a member of the WBC, being anti-gay isn't a necessary part of being Christian.
As far as #5, I believe the official report was that the Christians "peacefully sharing the gospel" were peacefully bullying the Muslims and telling them they were all going to hell for not accepting Jesus. In fact, I think there's even a youtube video about it.
The rest of the list is all "Waaah! We're butthurt because we don't get our way all the time any more!"
1/11/2011 6:40:10 AM
How stupid are these people, that they can't even read the text of a proposed law? This is "death panel" crap all over again.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, ****nonreligious employers**** with at least 15 employees.
1/11/2011 7:09:44 AM
Hey, they’re actually on the track to something with #7. Though, of course, it’s nothing systemic. Just the results of a total nutcase committing a horrible crime.
1/11/2011 7:13:54 AM
Thomas, I have to agree.
#6 is also rather irritating. They are quite literally complaining that a member of EEOC said that they aren't allowed to trample other people's rights.
These shitheads need to move to Egypt or Iraq. Maybe if they experienced the kind of persecution that Christians there have they would shut the hell up.
1/11/2011 7:17:32 AM
It's a good thing that that bracketed statement was included, because otherwise I would just be too confused to comment. I don't know what they mean by ministries having to accept non-believers, to be honest with you all, but I have a feeling that this Anti-Defamation Commission is just angry that now fundamentalist churches can't sack someone just because they don't worship Reagan/Bush/the Republican Party and aren't batshit crazy creationists.
But I do think it's funny that the discrimination against Middle Eastern Christians is not mentioned at all. These guys truly have no sense of perspective. They probably think that the United States is the only country in the world.
1/11/2011 8:16:50 AM
In a similar poll, the anti-anti-anti-anti Christian Anti-Defamation Commission concluded that the biggest threat to their membership was government interference with their discrimination against those who discriminate against those who discriminate against those who discriminate against those who discriminate against people who disagree with the teachings of their faith.
1/11/2011 8:19:49 AM
That's it? That's the top-ten? Wow.. my daily top threats include acts of violence, losing job opportunities, being denied health care, losing my apartment, begin turned down in my search for a new vehicle.. all those things mean I have to make sure I don't wear a scrap of jewelry that announces that I'm pagan for fear that someone could make it difficult or impossible for me to get what I need.
Yeah.. Christians have it *SO* rough.
1/11/2011 8:23:14 AM
I have to say that if they were at some christian festival and muslims tried to share their faith, the christians would be crying for blood.
1/11/2011 9:24:43 AM
Tolerance and equality are of the debbil!
1/11/2011 9:31:52 AM
Uhoh. We're gonna need the whole fleet of WAAAAAmbulances here, pronto!
1/11/2011 9:41:09 AM
Yeah, Christians have it so rough in this country. Meanwhile, I can't even be open about my atheism, because it means I would lose business and probably have to go out of business. That's what it's like being an atheist in a very religious area. Heck, I can't even vote for an atheist political candidate, because there either are none or none willing to admit their atheism.
Meanwhile, Christians are always talking about how hard it is to be openly Christian. Bull-fucking-shit. You can wear crosses around your neck all you want and put Jesus fish symbols on the back of your cars, and nobody says anything. If I put a Darwin fish on the back of my car, it would get keyed.
1/11/2011 9:55:50 AM
There's more spin in that article than on a bowling ball.
1/11/2011 10:16:23 AM
Oh no! Not nondiscrimination! You're right, that's the absolute worst thing that can possibly happen to fundamentalist Christians in the US. By the way, do you know who didn't discriminate? Jesus. And there's nothing more uncharacteristic for a fundie than acting like Jesus.
1/11/2011 10:23:31 AM
And also regarding incident #5, where the Christians went to a Muslim festival in Michigan to preach, what the hell did they think they were doing there in the first place? I mean, the only people who attend religious festivals are those who are fairly comfortable in their religion to begin with. So the Christians who showed up there knew (or should have known) they weren't going to convert anyone, but instead wanted to just cause trouble, for which they were rightly arrested. If a few Muslims showed up at a Christian festival to preach the Koran at the attendees, Christians would be outraged.
And I'll never understand why evangelical Christians will never realize that people don't want to hear their spiel. It's not like Christians will be swayed by a Muslim, Hindu, or Jew preaching on a street corner, so why do they think anyone else would be swayed by the same tactic? Yet they continue to do that as well as show up on people's doorsteps in the mistaken belief that they're making a difference.
1/11/2011 10:34:50 AM
"Note that the attacks on churches in Egypt and Iraq are not even mentioned."
That's because they're dirty brown furriners.
1/11/2011 10:41:54 AM
Yes, Christians have it so hard, what with having to treat others with a modicum of respect, even if they are all unwashed sinners, and having to abide by the same employment laws we all do, and not being able to live by their own special rules.
Life is just SO unfair.
1/11/2011 11:18:44 AM
I did like five minutes research into #3. They were expelled because the way they wanted to treat gay people violated the code of ethics for the career they were pursuing.
1/11/2011 11:54:42 AM
the fact that a federal judge just died, makes me want to say, that was a true christian that did this. Also, christians have no right to whine about persecution. Try being an atheist, or in my case, a polytheistic pagan. Most christians hate the idea of "any god besides their own".
1/11/2011 12:24:18 PM
Translation: They're being mean by not letting us be mean to people!
Someone call the waaaaaaambulence for this pathetic bunch of crybabies.
1/11/2011 12:56:33 PM
Would have forced them to hire such people IF SUCH PEOPLE APPLIED. Which they probably wouldn't unless they were mentally ill. Which would be grounds for NOT hiring them.
1/11/2011 1:24:44 PM
Oh... please. :rolleyes: None of those things were remotely "anti-Christian"!
@Godot -- Mental illness is a disability, and it is illegal to discriminate against a disabled person.
1/11/2011 2:48:35 PM