When one group of people identify with each other, say as Christians, Muslim, stamp collectors, shanty singers, wearers of baggy y fronts whatever, they become a group.
Funny that they not only get a persecution complex, but also wish to force their way of life on others, ie persecute them.
I am raising an eyebrow to the tosh coming out of The Church of England at present that everybody has it in for them. My wife's brother is coming over next month and he has that serene smile of a nutter about him. As he works in a diocese office churning out their diatribe, I am really really looking forward to a weekend of hearing his ranting. (He refuses to believe I am not a Christian and is praying that I see the light. If I see any light it is because I have put it on a bonfire.)
He and his mates reckon that Christians are being persecuted in The UK because they aren't allowed to tell adopted kids that homosexuality is wrong. They reckon they are being persecuted because a nurse wasn't allowed to pray. That you should be able to invite people into your home under your rules Blah blah blah.
1. Teaching kids bigotry is one of the best ways of showing you are not capable or desirable for raising children, your own or others.
2. The nurse was disciplined for breaching her professional code of conduct with regard to influencing those in a vulnerable situation. Safeguarding is, thankfully, something her employer took seriously.
3. When you open a business, you have an obligation to ensure you cater for all. it is nothing to do with your home, it is a hotel and anybody should be able to use it equally without checking if you are subhuman in the eyes of the owner. The legislation on disability access is founded on the same principle.
Now... if that is persecuting Christians, then perhaps it is about time they realised their odious bigotry has no place in society? Interesting that if they took heed of other parts of their bible, they could get on without upsetting normal people, but no. They, like most other religions feel the need to force their silly rituals and interpretation of morals on others. Go away, and stay there please.
Nothing to do with the sad tragic situation in Pakistan noted above. The country is falling into a deep abyss in which religion is an excuse not a reason. I have many friends from there and my brother is presently based there with an aid organisation and I am deeply saddened by the attempts to enforce a religious interpretation onto peoples' lives. the people there don't deserve it.
Another reason to disestablish superstition here before beardie and his fruitcakes beef up their position in the Lords.....