I've been discussing the war on the poor in the United States for a long time on The David Pakman Show. One the distinguishing factors of the war on the poor when compared with other so-called wars is that the war on the poor actually exists.
Conversely, the wars on Christmas, white men, the rich, and religion don't really exist. One of the most notable wars that doesn't exist is that on Christians. Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn hoped her assertion that Christians are being persecuted would slip by without being questioned, but The Undercurrent's Lauren Windsor asked the most basic and necessary of followup questions: "Can you name a single example of such persecution of Christians?" Take a guess; could Blackburn come up with one example? Watch:
If persecution of Christians were as real as Blackburn and so many others believe it to be, wouldn't she be able to come up with at least one example? Even if it were an out-of-context and incorrect example, it would still be something to cling to. But no, Blackburn couldn't come up with a single example.
Of course, the reality is that there is no Christian persecution in the United States. Not being allowed to discriminate based on completely self-professed and arbitrary "sincerely held religious beliefs" is not an example of persecution. Having the only federal religious holiday be Christmas is not a characteristic of a persecuted group; it's a characteristic of a group granted special privileges by civil society. Marsha Blackburn and her cronies are going to have to come up with something -- and quickly -- if they want to continue pushing the canard that Christians are being persecuted in this country.
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