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Whipped With A Wet Noodle: The Top Ten HORROR Stories From The Christian Right's Persecution Complex

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I have a black t-shirt with bright white lettering that fits my mood these days: So Many Right Wing Christians - So Few Lions. Obviously, I can't wear it everywhere. Certainly not where the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission congregates. I'd be instantly labeled "anti-Christian" even though the shirt qualifies it's remarks with "Right Wing Christians" whose actual Christianity is questionable.

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I'd also be labeled a "homosexual activist" because as everyone knows, gays want to destroy Christianity - it's all part of the "gay agenda." So it was really no surprise to me to find out about the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission's "Top Ten Anti-Christian Attacks in 2009." It should be called "The Top Ten Non-Anti-Christian Attacks We Can Blame On Our Enemies, Especially Gays." It should also substitute "attacks" with something more suitable, like "Totally Unrelated Incidents and Fabrications." Stretching some of these "attacks" into anti-Christian violence makes for interesting, novel (as in fiction) reading. So to set matters straight (ugh!), I've listed the "Top Ten" with some minor addenda.

Top Ten Anti-Christian Attacks in 2009

Contact: Dr. Gary Cass, Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, 760-630-2232, 954-551-9770 VISTA, Calif., Jan. 4 /Christian Newswire/ --
The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) has released its list of the top ten incidents of anti-Christian defamation, bigotry and discrimination in the US from last year. The list was selected by the subscribers to CADC's e-mail list and was selected from a list of twenty of CADC's top stories from 2009.

"It is arguable that anti-Christian hatred has spilled over into material forms of persecution in 2009," said Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Christians were killed and bullied for their witness, ministers and churches threatened with violence and vandalized for standing for marriage, and Christians were fired for not compromising their faith. If these are not bona fide examples of persecution, than I wonder what more it might take?"
A helluva lot more, it seems. "Bona fide examples of persecution" would include violence against people for being Christian, just like violence against people for being gay. But the following examples don't prove anything of the sort.

10. Pro-life Pastor Reverend Walter Hoye of Oakland, CA was jailed for exercising peaceful, pro-life speech. Evidently, not that peaceful. And he wasn't jailed for his speech:

SFGate.com: Walter Hoye, 52, of Union City was the first person convicted under an Oakland ordinance barring protesters from coming within 8 feet of anyone entering an abortion clinic.

9. Rev. Fred Winters was murdered while preaching in his pulpit in Maryville, Illinois.

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