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  •  "Can be" persecuted, but rarely, if ever, are (5+ / 0-)

    in the United States.
    I don't care to count the number of times I've told an evangelical friend that cops to being persecuted when his town hall won't put up a creche that it isn't persecution if he can still put one up on his own lawn.
    I'd speak to the regulations of gated communities as well, but I'd have to invoke Godwin.

    "Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Gentle Giant on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 10:12:35 AM PDT

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    •  The false claims of victimization by those who (1+ / 0-)
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      want to establish a state celebration of their faith - is not at all the same as people who bring their, for want of a better word, "small town" faith to the big city and find out that their co-workers think they are just a little nuts.

      'Taint comfortable, and 'taint right. People that we hereabouts like to stereotype as being crybabies can in fact be victims. It's analogous to paranoids having real enemies, no?

      Purity is for primaries; in the general, our worst are better than their best.

      by blue aardvark on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 10:20:52 AM PDT

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