The Unfair and Unconstitutional Persecution of Conservative Christians

flag-and-bibleI think it’s time someone finally takes a stand to defend this group of people who for too long now have faced public ridicule, inequality, and have had their constitutional values trashed.  We live in a society where it’s unfair that millions of Americans are denied their constitutional rights, while enduring intense hate and judgement by so many simply because of who they are.

It’s time we put an end to this unconstitutional persecution of conservative Christians.

Every day they face unfair criticism simply because of their lifestyle.  Millions of people demand that they adhere to a certain definition of “family” or “marriage” based on beliefs that they do not share.

Their right to be themselves, without fear of discrimination for who they are, is under constant attack by those who seem determined to violate one of the most important parts of our Constitution – the First Amendment.

Because without that freedom of religion, who knows what kind of dark hole this country might spiral down into.  Imagine a day and age where millions of Americans are forced to obey laws and rules based on a religion they don’t follow or believe in.

It is unfair, and unjust, to say to these people who love their family that their feelings are not valid because we do not accept their views on what they believe constitutes a family.

We cannot continue to say we’re a nation built on freedom and liberty for all while we continue to say to millions of people, “You are not equal.  You are not accepted by society.  Your lifestyle is an abomination to everything for which this country stands.  Because we disagree with what you feel constitutes a family, we’ll seek out the passage of laws to define what constitutes a family.”

Enough is enough!  This horrible and unconstitutional persecution against conservative Christians simply because we do not agree with the way they live their lives must stop.

Oh wait, my mistake.  That’s actually what conservative Christians do toward homosexuals and anyone with which they disagree.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Henry J. Flandysz

    Reich-wing Christians play “the persecution card,” demanding the right to persecute the “out-groups” that they so fervently hate.

    • DeityFreeCola

      Next thing you know they will be goose stepping and carrying lots of flags… oh wait.

      • CharlieMA

        It seems that is what the extremist right christians would like to see.. Everyone marching in step to the beat of the same drummer..

  • Anthonij

    The political positions of the con-Christians do not in any way grow inevitably out of the teachings of Christ… Rather, they grow out of particular ethnic and socio-economic interests, for which justifications are then sought in the religious sphere… which is why these con-Christians do not, in fact, particularly like the teachings of Christ (as expressed in the four gospels) but look instead to the Old Testament, out of which they pick and choose passages that suite their ethno-, socio-economic and thence political agenda.

    Indeed, their bogotry and greed are inimicable to the teachings of Christ: nota bene, the con-Christian reaction to the statements about intolerance and the love of money by the new Pope, which were very general or basic and were not in any way sectarian.

    The more one thinks about it, con-Christians seem generally to loathe the actual teachings of Christ, which were revolutionary and therefore gave rise to persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. These con-Christians bear no resemblance to the early Christians, that’s for sure…

    • O_O

      Say. That. Shit.

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    And there is no discussing anything with them because they think that their way is the ONLY way to think. I had a dear friend who ended up calling me terrible names because I don’t agree with the way he believes. It’s really sad that this can happen. It’s almost like they have been part of a cult and indoctrinated!

    • litebug

      There are studies that consider religious fundamentalism to be a form of mental illness and I would agree with that. When they get to the nutcase stage, they are all alike, no matter what sect they are.

    • buricco

      Not almost; they are a cult. I was one of them once.

      • exmotogo

        amen… i still have (to be fair, mild) ptsd from being a mormon…

    • Bill

      They ARE part of a “cult.” They just can’t and won’t see that, because they’re afraid of accepting the truth that there is nothing after we die. We DO NOT go to some magical place in the sky, or some burning pit of fire, based on how we lived our lives and what we “believed.” They can’t and won’t accept reality.

  • DrBen

    What a funny satire!!! Congratulations!!!

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      love ur username!!!

  • Edward Krebbs

    Obvious tie-in to your other article today about the attack on Texas candidate John Wray for receiving a campaign contribution from a Muslim.

  • CharlieMA

    I do not care if they want to practice their faith.. I do not care if that’s all they do 7 days a week.. but leave it where it belongs.. not in public schools and not in government buildings, not in the laws of this country. Once they start to leave the boundary that separates us (gvt – religion).. then that is when the people will speak against all religion where the people try to push their Religious ideals into our public lives. Sick and tired of them putting flyers on my vehicles knocking at my door, bugging me in shopping malls.. The biggest con game in the world trillions of dollars world wide..

    There is a mass appeal to void/delete any exemptions that religion has as far as paying taxes. IF they want to involve themselves in government policies and Lobby congress, they should pay taxes. I have to pay property taxes they should also.

  • joe

    hahahahaa nobody is discriminating against christians, it only exist on fox news and the 700 club. and only there. because their is none. Stop forcing you christian beliefs on the rest of us. first amendment. freedom of religion, only if its christianity. and call everybody else terrorists. you dont like gays. dont make friends. you dont like abortion. dont have one. you dont like to help the poor. then keep voting republican. i love how you all twist reality to fit your ridiculous beliefs. and call the kraming of christianity down our throats. discrimination against them. ignorant fools who ignore science and common sence, and regergitate the stupidity from Rush, or Beck, or Fox cable news, or 700 club. all sources of misinformation, and pure ignorance.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      ” I am discriminating against Christians!!”
      ROME : circa 50AD

  • tmckenny

    I do believe that Christians should stop trying to turn America into a Theocracy, but the Christian Church is like the Gay Community…….They are not going away too soon. Aside from the Bible-Belt South, the Church is dwindling and only a honest, concerted effort on their part to change with the times will save it. The Christian Church needs to separate itself from politics completely. Most conservative Christians are Republicans and the GOP’s policies are not Christian. Both are like a cancer upon each other. People feel that the Bible and Christian dogma are confusing and contradictory only to be totally confused when they try to justify Republican values or non-values with their own. Their disingenuous, contradictory, and hypocritical views, statements and political concepts play right into the Democrat’s hands. As a Liberal, I quite enjoy all their chaotic, un-Christian, hypocritical mumbo-jumbo. We are gaining votes every day!

    • CM

      I completely agree, I have long said give them a mic and let them talk all they want. They reveal themselves. They do more harm to their cause and their politics than liberals could ever hope to do. We see their true colors shining through!

  • davehorne

    This begs the question, where are all the conservative satirists?

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      humor it seems is NOt part of regressives DNA unless the smegma on the FIVE occasionally quip

      • Mary Kaye Huber

        LOL Smegma ….. I think they have far more than the average amount of Smegma those five!

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        u look sexy,,,,,,,,,,,,
        shall we attack regressives together?
        ( im silly a lot) 🙂

      • Mary Kaye Huber

        I love attacking regressives….On most days it is very easy and I also enjoy being silly!

      • apokalipsa4

        Attacking yourself ?

      • CM

        Danger Will Robinson! Danger Will Robinson! Warning a regressive troll calling himself apokalipsa4 has entered the area and is attempting to make jokes. Assume the position: point and laugh.

    • buricco

      I’m not sure they have the mental capacity to produce, understand or appreciate satire. Which is probably why they keep getting duped by The Onion.

  • Elizabeth

    But…isn’t that what conservative Christians are doing to gay people? Telling them their families aren’t valid? That what they think doesn’t matter?

  • lindylou

    The “persecution complex” is a well known mental disorder.

  • Juan Lopez

    yeah I saw the end coming. And I feel you.

  • apokalipsa4

    ” That’s actually what conservative Christians do toward homosexuals and anyone with which they disagree. – ” Just plainly stupid… Christians disagree but they don’t do ANYTHING, do not kill, do not cut heads, do not hang… Everyone should have the right to disagree and to think differently…. You pretend here to be open-minded but you are fascist-minded…

    • Bill

      Don’t you dare think that the conservative X-ian wouldn’t do exactly that, IF THEY COULD! Fortunately for us, we live in a land where you are not allowed to kill someone, just because they don’t believe the same fairy tale that you believe.

      • CM

        We witness their ‘persecution complex’ in action here with apokalipsa4 !

  • Colleen A Shea

    I am tired of the war on Science, don’t see us marching around crying and acting like toddlers.

  • cobra614

    Hobby Lobby was another example of their trying to enforce that their way is the only way to live in this country..We are supposed to be a nation of immigrants and we tell everyone in the world that we are a melting pot of nationalities but when it comes to social issues, they want it to be their way or the highway..

  • Ronnie Crawford

    Right Wing Christians would not be criticized if they didn’t believe it is their right to impose their views on others.

  • cryandhowl

    What an asinine piece of crap lie.

  • Kim Serrahn

    poor poor pitiful me.,