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The Christian Right's Bizarre Delusions of Persecution


Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Christian conservatives, hate, bigotry, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, rights, religion, government, politics, society )

Carrie
- 467 days ago - alternet.org
Christian conservatives feel aggrieved and they want to be heard. The problem is that their specific grievance---that everyone else hurts their feelings by not admitting we're inferior---kind of sounds, well, hard to sympathize with.



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John B. (122)
Friday February 7, 2014, 8:02 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article by Ms. Marcotte. She does an excellent job of putting everything in perspective. A very good read. Noted.
 

Patricia H. (454)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 3:44 am
I agree with John B.
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 5:43 am
Real Christians don't act that way.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:45 am
from those I know, the Christian right enjoys at times enjoys announcing to those who care to hear that they are being persecuted.
 

Debbie S. (33)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 9:50 am
After reading this I guess everyone wants to get in on the act of being 'heard' nowadays and have the drama and attention that goes along with it. First it was 'this is how you are supposed to think, what religion you should believe in (mainstream) and this is the way government and other things are run and we are all supposed to be good little sheep and not rock the boat. People got sick of that crap and decided they had their own way of thinking and others don't like that. They not only want to be heard but want you to believe as they do or else. Crazy world we live in now.
 

Birgit W. (156)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 10:05 am
How many people have been killed in the name of religion? We are all equal. Religious groups have to stop brainwashing people.
 

Lona Goudswaard (94)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 1:13 pm
The title put me on the wrong track, but the article makes it very clear that there is nothing 'delusional' about the Christian Rights thinking it's persecuted, but a deliberate, carefully thought out ruse to turn themselves into victims and have their followers live in fear. Because that is what it is always about. Making people fearful of an 'outside' enemy, have them unite against that enemy and believe you are their saviour is as old as the hills and universally practised. And still people fall for it.
 

. (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 4:27 pm
Very informative. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.
 

Carla van der Meer (677)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:21 pm
Noted/ I won;t ay anything else as I'm sure none of you want to hear my prolonged and vicious anti wingnut rant
 

A F. (130)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 12:57 am
thank you
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 7:15 am
Flagged spammer!

Noted
 

Winn Adams (213)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 10:35 am
Thanks for the article. The Christian Right are sad and pathetic people and are in need of serious mental health counseling.
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 5:18 pm
Noted, and thanks for sharing Carrie. I have no sympathy for this group of Christian Right, who are pathetic.

FLAGGED SPAMMER - ORRUE ORRUE - that is right this is the name used!!
 

Louise D. (39)
Monday February 10, 2014, 6:29 am
Given the Christian right known to some as the "religious wrong" as given they are very keen to persecute anyone outside their extremely blinkered world view. Their main theological priorities seem to be: keeping gay marriage illegal; restricting the rights of gays and lesbians; removing comprehensive sex education and the teaching of evolution from public schools; getting creationism, school-sponsored prayer and abstinence-only sex education into those schools; also overturning Roe v. Wade and outlawing abortion. For some odd reason, they are also anti-environmentalist and anti-immigration. Caring for the poor, sick and homeless is rarely mentioned which sort of suggests they missed the point on some crucial points of the New Testament.
Oh by the way there is a need to go all Old testament on those spammers and flag them every time.
 
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