I have to say that nothing better demonstrates the absurdity of the Religious Right’s victimization complex better than Christian Anti-Defamation Commission poll asking readers to help them choose “top 10 most egregious acts of anti-Christian defamation, discrimination and persecution in America” in 2012.
Here are the nominees:
– 88 Pro-Lifers were arrested for protesting President Obama’s participation at a leading Catholic university, Notre Dame, and await trial for standing up for true Christian values.
– Michigan Muslims attack AGAIN; Christians attacked, denied their civil rights and falsely arrested for disorderly conduct at a public festival for peacefully sharing the gospel. This happened the previous year, too. They were again acquitted of all charges.
– Pat Robertson; was unfairly criticized after remarks he made were taken out of context concerning the Haiti earthquakes and Haiti’s difficult history, in an attempt to raise support to bring aid to its people.
– Southern Poverty Law Center; A liberal ACLU-like organization that has continued to label many Christian organizations that hold traditional values as “hate groups” in lists that include violent racists groups.
– Elena Kagan; President Obama’s radical appointment to the Supreme Court bench. While serving under the Clinton Administration, Kagan successfully corrupted unfavorable evidence on partial birth abortion to deceive the Supreme Court.
– Rex Parris; Mayor of Lancaster, California was faced with “hate crime” charges after calling his city “a growing Christian community.”
– Brit Hume; Fox News journalist who was met with great opposition when he commented on Tiger Wood’s downfall and said that, unlike Buddhism, Christianity offers Tiger true hope.
– Chai Feldblum; a liberal law professor and open lesbian, appointed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Feldblum stated that in any conflict that might arise between religious liberty and homosexual “rights” she would have a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win; or “Gay’s win; Christians lose.”
– Employment Non-Discrimination Act; a proposed federal bill that would force ministries to hire people who oppose their beliefs or who live in open defiance of their values.
– Vaughn Walker; California judge who overturned Proposition 8, a State Constitutional Marriage Amendment, and the will of the people by making homosexual marriage legal.
– Stephen Ocean and Tite Sufra; two young men who were murdered in Boynton Beach, Florida while out sharing the gospel in their neighborhood.
– Virginia Phillips; activist judge out of Riverside, California who repealed the important “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military law. The law allowed homosexuals to serve in the military, just not openly.
– Larry Grard; Christian journalist fired from his job for sending an e-mail from his personal account on his own time in support of traditional marriage.
– Ken Howell; professor at the University of Illinois Champaign who was fired after teaching to his class on Catholicism that Catholics believe that natural law makes homosexual behavior immoral. Howell was later re-instated after Christians protested.
– Tony Perkins; Christian leader criticized after offering true hope to homosexuals struggling with depression and suicide, found through repentance and faith in Christ.
– Comedy Central; the cable TV was pushing to air a new show called “JC” based on Jesus Christ. With their past treatment of Jesus on their network this could only have turned out to be irreverent and blasphemous.
– Julea Ward and Jennifer Keeton; two women expelled from their respective Master’s programs in counseling at two different universities because they wouldn’t deny their faith and affirm the validity of the homosexual lifestyle.
Seriously? This is this the best the CADC can come up with?
The Notre Dame arrests happened in 2009, as did the firing of Larry Grard. The Comedy Central show “JC” was merely in development, there was no movement on ENDA in Congress, nor was there any evidence at all that the murders of Ocean and Sufra had anything to do with their Christian faith. Tony Perkins said gay teens are suicidal because they know they are “abnormal” and Pat Robertson said Haiti was hit by an earthquake because the country had made a pact with the Devil. And how exactly are the appointments of Elena Kagan and Chai Feldblum or the Prop 8 and DADT rulings examples of “anti-Christian defamation, discrimination and persecution”?
I think the only conclusion that can be drawn from the fact that these are the “most egregious” examples of “anti-Christian bigotry and hostility in America” that the CADC was able to come up with is that “anti-Christian bigotry and hostility in America” is not very prevalent.