Last week I heard a lot of Christians say Chick-Fil-A was being persecuted. I don’t buy it. Refusing to eat someone’s chicken sandwich and saying I don’t want them around is not persecuting. There’s plenty of people I don’t want to hang out with and refuse to see but that doesn’t mean I’m persecuting them. Sheesh.
When you say you disagree with someone, that’s not persecuting them.
When you have hate groups targetting specific groups, races, religions, etc. to inflict violence upon them, then that’s more of a definition of persecution.
Heck, gays and lesbians can say Dan Cathy is persecuting them by giving money to groups that want to deny them basic rights.
One other ironic thing: This weekend I got one of those chain emails that’s full of crap from a conservative conspiracy theorist. It laid down all the violent acts committed upon white people by Muslims. It was encouraging profiling. I found it ironic that he sent out the email the day before the shooting by a white guy at a Sikh temple.