Pat Robertson’s CBN News posted an article today featuring several anti-gay activists complaining that gains in equality are leading to “growing anti-Christian” persecution in America, with MassResistance’s Brian Camenker likening the situation to Nazi Germany:
Some say American Christians are paranoid, that they’re feeling targeted and persecuted. But is it possible America is facing a growing anti-Christian agenda?
Some on the frontline of the culture wars have responded with a resounding “yes.” They feel it up close and personal – right in their faces.
“I’m particularly sensitive to that because I’m Jewish,” Brian Camenker, with Mass Resistance, told CBN News.
“I saw what happened to Jews in the 1930s and 40s and much of that same thing is happening to Christians now,” he said. “There’s an organized movement to demonize Christians.”
Maggie Gallagher, with the American Principles Project, agreed.
“What we’re seeing very clearly is an effort to target them [Christians] legally when possible and then to humiliate or deprive them of social respect,” she said.
Much of this comes from abortion and gay rights groups and their supporters.
“They see Christianity as refusing to affirm the things they wish to indulge in,” said Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.
Both Sprigg and Rev. Bill Owens, with the Coalition of African-American Pastors, are frequent targets of gay rights groups.
“They cannot accept any moral code that says what they do is wrong and in order to avoid any sort of guilt that might come upon them if anyone says that what they’re doing is wrong, they want to eliminate that kind of communication from the culture altogether,” Sprigg explained.
Owens continued, “There’s a strong agenda to silence Christians. You see it every day. You can’t walk out of your house and not see something anti-Christian.”