A recent study has revealed how American Christians think they are the most persecuted religion.
According to the study, White American Evangelical Christians think they are more persecuted than Jews and Muslims.
Despite being the largest religious group in the U.S, and representing mainly white, middle class people, the idea that this group feels like they suffer more hardships than many others which are obviously more victimised shows just how closed-minded this group is at the core.
With countless martyrs who have been made into saints, and of course Jesus himself, being persecuted for your faith is a big part of being a Christian and is mentioned many times throughout the Bible.
Perhaps this sense of being persecuted to prove how faithful you are is causing this group of white, right-wing Christians to believe they are somehow suffering in some way?
The results of the study, which was published this year were echoed by Vice President Mike Pence in the White House this year, when he said “no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ.”
The study which focused on the year 2015 showed how social hostilities due to religion were up for the first time in three years.
From the study, it has been drawn that Christians faced the most harassment according to the data due to theirs being the most populous religion in that area.
It is often seen by Christians to wear persecution as a badge of honour, and that suffering for their religion somehow makes them more pious.
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