Are Christians "persecuted" in the U.S.? If so, how should they respond?

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    First, I see a lot of rhetoric about Christian persecution; but when you actually look at said "persecution," it hardly qualifies as such. In your opinion, are Christians actively being persecuted in the United States, and how?

    Secondly, what do you believe is the Biblical response to persecution?

    Just curious.

    (thread inspired by this post: http://www.usmessageboard.com/relig...il-on-xmas-in-santa-monica-3.html#post4539908)

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    “And to him who strikes you on your cheek, offer the other,"
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    No, they are not persecuted, but they have definitely been forced to retreat somewhat from the public sphere in order to appease a small minority of people who don't share their beliefs.
     
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    Most of the so called persecution is just people standing up to them and not letting them force their views on others
     
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    Christians and white males.
     
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    Christians aren't being rounded up and executed YET. They are being forced underground. They can't do anything about it. The momentum is toward eliminating Christianity from the nation. So far, they can still attend Church and keep holy days (as long as they aren't too public about it). Enjoy it while you got it because even this isn't going to last forever.
     
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    forced underground.

    into the catacombs!

    bibles are contraband.

    you need a secret sign to recognize your fellow believers.

    i suggest a frog, or maybe a fish.
     
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    Katz, that is just too stupid for words. No, Christians are not being persecuted. And most of what is being billed as persecution is backlash from the hateful 'Christians' that try to force their beliefs on the rest of us.
     
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    Would you happen to have some egregious examples?
     
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    Forced underground?!?! Are they going to be competing with the Hare Krishnas in the subway? :lol:
     

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