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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    In general no. There are, as always, exceptions.

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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Christians are socially discriminated against, Try being a younger Christian in today's generation. Everyone likes to dog and attack people who actually live out their faith. Evangelicals are a mocked and socially persecuted minority. One could argue the lawsuits where Christians were forced to cater to things against their beliefs (gay bakery/photo lawsuits) is also discrimination and intolerance.
    Are Christians killing themselves because of the stigma against their faith? Are Christians afraid of telling their parents they are Christians due to fear of being disowned and kicked out of their homes? Are Christians afraid of telling their employer's about their faith because they are afraid they will be fired? Are Christians afraid to display their faith openly due to fear of being physically attacked?

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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Where I live Mormons are usually the ones that discriminate the most. They are extremely defensive against any criticism of their faith or church but all too willing to discriminate against non Mormons, single mothers, and gays up until recently when the church made a truce and offered to try and bridge differences with the gay communitee. For them to do such an about face like that is pretty remarkable considering the LDS church and it's members were among the largest donators to Prop 8.

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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    You clearly refuse to see anything from another point of view. The law infringed upon their practice of faith, and as such the law and penalties discriminated against those who's religious beliefs said they shouldn't participate in a gay wedding.

    Regardless though, evangelicals or Christians that actually stand for something Biblical are persecuted socially. I don't see how anyone could deny that. In the world of free love, rampant sexual immorality and other such things people who don't support that or partake in it are made fun of, rejected, and socially persecuted.
    How did the law infringe on their practice of faith? Did it prevent them from going to their church and worshipping? Did it prevent them from practicing religion in their home? Did it force them to not pray or read their bible any time they wanted?.....No.....the only thing it did was prevent them from using their religion as a ploy to write their own rules to get around the law.

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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Are Christians killing themselves because of the stigma against their faith? Are Christians afraid of telling their parents they are Christians due to fear of being disowned and kicked out of their homes? Are Christians afraid of telling their employer's about their faith because they are afraid they will be fired? Are Christians afraid to display their faith openly due to fear of being physically attacked?

    No? Okay then. Come back to me when you've got something of substance to complain about.

    Not only is your post wrong, but it's also offensive. We lost a family friend struggling with cancer who committed suicide not too long ago. He was a dear and kind Christian man who lost his battle and chose to end his life. Christians still commit suicide. In fact, I myself was suicidal in the past partially due to bullying and as someone unwilling to have sex with others I was made fun of for being a virgin by choice (not saying that was the sole issue behind it, but it contributed to self esteem issues). When Christians kill themselves or kids bullied for being a Christian it doesn't make headlines because the media's agenda isn't to push that.

    In some areas I know people who are afraid to mention their faith or else face the wrath of coworkers or "tolerance" training through HR if a homosexual employee complains they are uncomfortable around them. With the ugliness and judgments being thrown around against Christians I wouldn't be surprised if many in some areas fear mentioning it. How many businesses, when they support traditional marriage (like Chik Fil A) get instantly judged and given a bad wrap over it? How many businesses aren't ashamed to put the pride flag over their company logo? I see them all popping up over social media. You don't have to go much farther than this board to see that many have extremely hateful views and prejudice attitudes towards Christians/Evangelicals.

    There are many in some places around the country (primarily liberal areas) that love to hate on Evangelicals and Christians. When it comes to business you don't see them taking stands against SSM, if anything everything is all for it. Not to diminish the struggles or hate the homosexual community has faced, but there is hate and struggles the Christian/Evangelical community faces and is increasingly facing as well.
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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by rationality View Post
    Do you think they are?
    Well, yeah, of course. In one way or another we are all discriminated against. It is the nature of sharing our world with those that are differing.
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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    You clearly refuse to see anything from another point of view. The law infringed upon their practice of faith, and as such the law and penalties discriminated against those who's religious beliefs said they shouldn't participate in a gay wedding.

    Regardless though, evangelicals or Christians that actually stand for something Biblical are persecuted socially. I don't see how anyone could deny that. In the world of free love, rampant sexual immorality and other such things people who don't support that or partake in it are made fun of, rejected, and socially persecuted.
    Baking a cake does not make them part of a gay wedding. And I clearly doubt the bible will say "you shall not bake a cake if the client be gay".

    The fact is that the law of the US says it is not legal to discriminate and every baker knows that when he starts his business.

    Peter said in the bible:

    Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

    The bible also says you must obey authority and warns of the sin of pride/judging people.

    I do not think it is very Christian to refuse someone service purely based on their sexual preference. You judge him unworthy because you think you have that right (even though the bible clearly says you do not have that right at all).
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    I'd say on a social and individual level, certain Christians experience discrimination. As a group? No... they still enjoy a great deal of privilege on the whole.

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    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    No, they are not. It's a rare situation where the dominant group that holds most of the power is whining because the world is not enough.
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