Christian Persecution And The United States Of America

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Christian Persecution in the United States of America According to Dr. Carl S. Parnell’s article, “Growing Christian Persecution in America: Believe It or Not,” thousands of Christians all over the world have died for their beliefs in twentieth century; however, this anti-Christian ideology has quickly spread to the United States over the last five decades. Parnell goes on to say that the “seeds of persecution” present in the United States affect every part of American culture, and that Americans are failing to realize “religious freedom in America today pertains to every religion except Christianity.” The Reverend Billy Graham states in his “Prayer Letter to America,” that "Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone—except God.” The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble…” (Robinson). However, Christian persecution in America is on the rise with governments “denying Christians the same privileges of other religions” (Parnell). Christian persecution is seen today within the United States of America in the lives of educators, military personnel and ordinary citizens. According to Matthew Clark, a writer for American Center of Law and Justice, Christian students are facing their applications being rejected by colleges and universities because they state they are a person of faith, not because of failing grades or unacceptable conduct. A student, Brandon, was denied admission into a radiation therapy program because when asked about what the most important thing in his life was, he stated, “My God.” Accordin... ... middle of paper ... ...e government can’t require ministers – or other private citizens – to speak the words in a ceremony, on pain of either having to close their business or face fines and jail time” (Hunter). As a Christian private citizen, student, and a member of the military, the recent attacks on Christians in all areas of our culture is very alarming. The liberal culture of our nation has led to these attacks on individuals simply trying to live their lives according to their understanding of the Bible and should not be prohibited from doing so at the risk of losing their jobs or way of life. Our constitution guarantees freedom of religion and speech, and our judicial system should simply follow the United States Constitution and not what is deemed politically correct in the eyes of the world. The only eyes we should be looking to for guidance in our lives are the eyes of God.

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