Are Christians REALLY Persecuted in the U.S?

An example of Christian Persecution in AmericaYes this actually occurred in America (read below)

Is there Christian Persecution in America?

We acknowledge that many “Christians” in the United States today have a deserved reputation of being sensitive.  An honest appraisal of Christian Persecution in America would conclude that at this time, as a whole, American Christians don’t experience anything even close to  what our Brothers and Sisters in other countries endure.  Click here for an example of what persecuted Christians endure.  PLEASE NOTE: VERY GRAPHIC!

But ask the veteran school teacher Jerry Buell  in Florida who was suspended from his job and “investigated” for simply stating his sincerely held beliefs regarding homosexuality on his own personal Facebook page if he was discriminated against.  Or how about the man in Missouri,  Alaa Alsaegh, who was ran off of the road, stabbed and  had a Star of David carved in his back by muslims because he wrote a pro-Israel poem?  And some day maybe you will have the opportunity to ask Stephen Ocean and Tite Sufra, two Evangelists in Florida, who were gunned down / murdered with a shotgun for evangelizing how they felt about it.  Ask these men and /or their families if these experiences affected them financially, spiritually, physically or mentally and I think each one (if they could), and many, many others like them would tell you yes; there is Christian persecution in America.

But even though history is replete with similar trends, and regardless of provided definitions, explanations (above) or evidence; many, even some who call themselves “Christian”, sneer at the idea of Christian persecution in America.

History Reveals the Trend of Christian Persecution

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
George Santayana

There are many examples of this but here is an example that occurred in recent history that all should be familiar with. During the 1920′s and early 1930′s, prior to hitler’s rise to power, in some ways Germany was not terribly unlike what America used to be not  long ago. But then things began to change….

Hitler entered office with great promises to the people; offering “change they could count on” for things that really didn’t need “changed”.

Today there are striking similarities between modern America and nazi Germany. Are you aware that one of the first things hitler did in his rise to complete control over Germany was to subdue the Christian Church?  It was.  Before the rise of hitler the Christian Church in Germany was strong.  And there were some dear, beloved, courageous  saints who did stand up against hitler and his faction;  but it was too few too late.

Here are some examples of the “change” that hitler and his government implemented early on to pave the way for the dismantling of Germany, the murder and maiming of millions of innocent people and the dismemberment of the  German Christian Church.  By the way, most of the churches didn’t disappear; they simply changed their ideology from Christian to state sponsorship.  Pastors were told to either comply with statism, step down or be penalized which could and did include hanging.

Just like in America, in Germany these changes were made incrementally.  Note how history is indeed repeating itself.

  • While prayer in school had been obligatory the people allowed hitler to make it optional.  Prayer was removed from America’s public schools in 1962.
  • Festivals that had previously been identified as Christian holidays were reclassified with secular names.  This has been accomplished all over America.
  • They took very aggressive steps to control and intimidate “Pastors” to incorporate and encourage various seemingly harmless pagan worship while discouraging churches from preaching the true Gospel message. Most American churches have already voluntarily surrendered many of their rights by unnecessarily embracing 501 C3 registration and  some “churches” in America today incorporate “Christian” yoga, “chrislam” and other pagan religious activities into their programs.
  • They took control of public radio not allowing views contrary to theirs to be broad-casted. In America there is movement to restrict Biblical views as “hate speech” as they now do in Canada and some have tried to do in America.
  • They supported and promoted Darwinian Evolution to justify the purging of the species. In many schools and universities in America Creation is not even allowed to be introduced as an option.
  • In some cases the Christian cross symbol was outlawed and replaced with the German swastika (the swastika didn’t originate with hitler; it had previously been used as a religious symbol for thousands of years).  Today many  of the largest main stream churches that call themselves “Christian” are practicing and promoting the removal of the cross symbol so as not to offend anyone.

Applying the History of Christian Persecution to the United States Today

Together hitler and his faction did many, many other things  that worked to bring distrust among the people (like the DHS “see something say something” program in America).

Like some political leaders today, hitler identified himself as a “Christian” yet his actions were completely contrary to the Bible and true Christianity. It is also important to remember that hitler didn’t act alone in these things.  True Christians were pushed aside and others who wanted to be accepted and politically correct helped hitler implement his horrendous policies.

While creating his warped, adverse policies and making them appear main stream in order to accomplish his goals, hitler’s initial focus was directed toward fundamentally dismantling the existing  “Christian Church”.  He knew that if Germany was to change; the church would have to change first.  He didn’t remove the church; he disemboweled it, made it what he wanted it to be (an agent of the state) and called it Christian.

An example of Christian Persecution in America and the United StatesAnd just like in Germany’s hitler era “christian” churches;  some of today’s main stream, American “Christian Church” doesn’t even resemble true Christianity or the Christian Church of early America.

Much of what hitler did was purposed to change the very soul of Germany. By dismantling the existing Christian “church”, replacing church leadership with his  minions and altering government social programs,  hitler and his faction was able to deliver the change that people were promised they could count on, murder millions and destroy the Germany that once was…

Yet regardless of provided definitions, explanations or evidence many, even some who call themselves “Christian”, sneer at the idea of Christian persecution in America; Even though history is replete with similar trends.

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Parson Rayphe
Christian Persecution in America

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  • http://www.ohiofoodministry.org Michael Adams

    I really am glad I found your site, I am preparing a message for July 1, 2012 in our church. I am speaking on being free in Christ (Galatians 5:1) and just how we the Christian Church in America is under persecution. The points on hitler and how he lowered the church is a great example of what is happening in America today.

    • http://sustainablelivingblog.wordpress.com Christian Persecution in America Associates

      HalleluYah!! That’s Great Michael! Thanks for the comment. I’m so glad to hear that you can use that information. May Yahweh God use you to speak to His people in a mighty way and may they embrace what He has for us in these days!!! Parson Rayphe

  • Ane

    Hi, thank you for this article, I am from South-Africa and allthough they say our country consists of 70 % Christians, teachers are forced to teach children about evolution and other religions as if they were all the same path. Anything else is considered as discrimination. Even in some of our Churces they teach that all religions lead to salvation, and that Jesus did not rise from the dead and that it can only be considered as a symbol. We allso have the same problem considering gay rights, that you as a Christian have no right to feel offended when people show gay behavior in front of your children, because they have rights. In return Christians dont have the same rights to live by their principles. You are allowed to be a Christian, as long as you dont live like a Christian.

    • http://sustainablelivingblog.wordpress.com Christian Persecution in America

      Hi Ane, Thank you for the insightful comment. What you have described sounds like the early Roman empire. It seems the it is raising it’s ugly head again all over the world including here in America. If you are in South Africa may I recommend FrontLine Fellowship? Here is their link. They are a great group of people. Thank you again for the comment and Yahweh’s blessings to you.

  • Parson Rayphe

    (Posted for another) I found myself coming back to read this again. It has been almost a year since my last post. Now I see so much more happening in America than a year ago. I know some people may not agree but if this UN small arms treaty goes through as just that a treaty, we lose much more then our second amendment. We will be giving up the entire constitution of the United States. That means our first amendment will be gone. Any time we use the right to free speech to preach on sin we run the risk of jail. We will not be able to preach out on drunkenness, drug addiction, porn, abortion, homo sexuality, anything that could be considered “offensive.” Man this has my mind churning about this weeks sermon.

    • Parson Rayphe

      Thanks for your comment. Remember that Yeshua (Jesus), Isaiah, Jeremiah, or the twelve never heard of a first amendment! Blessings, Parson Rayphe

    • William Leonard Denend III

      Well the devil and his followers of evil, shouldn’t start a war that God is going to finish! lol I stand my ground in faith and in Jesus name! If they don’t like it, well that’s just tough! They shouldn’t be beating around the bush about it and try to see what they can get away with. I say, If they feel like a frog, than jump! Just hurry up and get it over with so we can finally be in Paradise while they face God’s wrath! By the way, they want to fill your mind with Mainstream LIES and keep you from making it to Heaven! I look forward to Revelation 11 and 13! I guess they forget that God sure isn’t gonna make it easy for them! lol

  • Parson_Rayphe

    I agree Alvaro; many main stream churches would have people think that as long as they show up and put some money in the plate they have purchased weekly fire insurance premium.

    Unfortunately many will be very unpleasantly surprised when He says “Get away from me, I never knew you.”

    It truly is a minute by minute walk. Thank you for the comment.

  • Larry Mellette

    Is organized religion Christian Churches? If so please explain.

    • Parson_Rayphe

      Hi Larry,
      Thank you for the comment. I’m sorry but I’m not sure if you are directing this toward a comment or the article. I don’t remember using that term and I didn’t see it used in any of the comments. Would you mind clarifying for me? Thanks again

      • Larry Mellette

        It was in what Jefferson said about Organized Religion. I’m not a big fan of it. They think their views are gospel.To me you either believe in all of the Bible. You can’t pick and choose. Wasn’t directed at anyone in particular.

        • Parson_Rayphe

          I agree…. The Bible is a complete package… all or nothing to the best of our ability. Yeshua / Jesus made very clear what he thought about a half hearted attempt.

          Thank you for the comment

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