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Are evangelical Christians rapidly becoming one of the most hated minorities in America? Once upon a time such a notion would have been unthinkable, but these days things are changing dramatically. All over the United States, evangelical Christians are being called "extremists" and evangelical Christian organizations are being labeled as "hate groups". In fact, as I will detail later on in this article, a U.S. Army Reserve training presentation recently specifically identified evangelical Christians as "religious extremists".
This should be extremely chilling for all evangelical Christians out there, because as history has shown us over and over again, when you want to persecute a particular group of people the first step is always to demonize them. And that is exactly what is being done to evangelical Christians today. Just look at how evangelical Christians are being portrayed on television and in the movies.
Just look at how much hate is being spewed at Christians on the Internet. The Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU, both of which are considered to be among the most prominent "civil rights" organizations in the United States, are seemingly obsessed with attacking evangelical Christians. It has become trendy to bash Christians, and that is a very frightening thing. After they have finished demonizing evangelical Christians, what will the next step be?
A U.S. Army Reserve equal opportunity training presentation entitled "Extremism and Extremist Organizations" actually included "Evangelical Christianity" as an example of "Religious Extremism" in a list that also included al-Qaeda, Hamas and the Ku Klux Klan. You can find a copy of the entire presentation right here.
Is this how evangelical Christians will be treated in the future? Will evangelical Christians be treated like members of the Ku Klux Klan or like members of al-Qaeda?
The following is how a Christian Post article described this chilling report…
Posted below is a picture of the slide entitled "Religious Extremism"…
Below that slide there is accompanying text that condemns any religion that believes that it is the only "right way" and that believes that other religions are wrong…
Well, that is exactly what evangelical Christians believe. They believe that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross is the only payment for sin and thus the only way to be reconciled to God. Unfortunately, this belief is now enough to be labeled as a "religious extremist".
And sadly this is far from an isolated incident. Since Barack Obama was first elected, Christians have been demonized in government report after government report. In a previous article entitled "Patriots And Christians Have Been Repeatedly Labeled As Potential Terrorists Since Obama Became President" I detailed many of these instances.
But of course it is not just the government that is demonizing Christians these days.
Just look at what the reaction on social media has been to the death of the son of Pastor Rick Warren.
A lot of people out there have decided to use the death of his mentally ill son as an opportunity to spew hatred toward Pastor Rick Warren and his faith. The following are a few examples of this hate that have been posted on Twitter…
-@War_of_Kings I wonder if Rick Warren's son was gay and killed himself because of his father's anti-gay bashing?
-@anyprophet so who else is shocked that rick warren drove his gay son to suicide?
Sadly, those are some of the cleaner examples. There are many more which include language that is definitely not appropriate for children to read.
So why are evangelical Christians hated so much? Well, the truth is that they are primarily hated because of what they believe. Attempts to intimidate evangelical Christians into changing their beliefs continue to become more frightening. The following are just a few examples…
1 – A student at Florida Atlantic University was recently suspended from class for refusing "to write the word 'Jesus' on a piece of paper, fold it up, and step on it."
2 – A 14-year-old homeschooler in Maryland received multiple death threats after testifying in favor of traditional marriage before the Maryland state senate.
3 – A 14-year-old student at a public school in Texas was suspended from school for saying that he believes that homosexuality is wrong.
4 – A gay activist group that smashed up a church in Oregon says that it hopes that it will "strike fear into the hearts" of Christian leaders…
5 – A high school teacher in Oregon was recently escorted from his school by police for objecting to the presence of Planned Parenthood in the school.
6 – Some gay activists up in Illinois actually threw concrete brick pavers through the glass doors of one Christian organization in an attempt to intimidate them…
7 – All over the country people are being fired from their jobs for expressing their belief in the Biblical view of sexual morality.
8 – Street preachers all over America are being threatened with arrest just for standing on street corners and preaching the gospel. Here is one recent example from Illinois…
And the Southern Poverty Law Center is very open about who they consider the enemy to be. The following are just a few prominent evangelical Christian organizations that the SPLC identifies as hate groups…
The American Family Association
Concerned Women for America
Coral Ridge Ministriesv
Family Research Council
Anyone that is familiar with any of those groups knows that they are absolutely not hate groups. In fact, they are filled with tremendously loving people. The people that make up organizations such as those are the backbone of America.
But these days there are many liberal organizations that will label anyone that does not agree with them as a "hate group" at the drop of a hat.
In another report entitled "The Year in Hate and Extremism", the Southern Poverty Law Center mentions the following individuals and groups…
The Oath Keepers
The truth, of course, is that all of those individuals and organizations are deeply patriotic and are trying to turn America around. It is the SPLC that is the one that is filled with hate, and they clearly have a very deep hatred for anyone that does not agree with them.
Sadly, what is happening to evangelical Christians in America is just part of a larger trend that is happening all over the globe. The following is from a recent Reuters article…
Persecution of Christians is on the rise, and it is probably only going to get worse in the years ahead.
Remember what happened in Nazi Germany. There was a long program of demonization against the groups that the Nazis hated before they ever started to round them up and take them off to camps.
In the end, those that are now demonizing evangelical Christians will not just be satisfied with calling them names. They ultimately want much more, and what we are witnessing now is just the warm-up act.