Top Ten Anti-Christian Attacks in 2009

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Most Top X of the Previous Year/Decade lists have been: "This is the worst year/decade evar!!1!1" This one is no different. As usual, radical Christians are breaking out their soapboxes and bemoaning how mistreated they are in this country.
"10. Pro-life Pastor Reverend Walter Hoye of Oakland, CA was jailed for exercising peaceful, pro-life speech."
Actually, it was not so peaceful considering he violated a law requiring him to stay 100 yards away so as not to obstruct access to the clinic, even though he had, had a previous offense. Funny enough, he didn't win the "But it's my right to free speech!" argument. What about a person's right to medical treatment?

"9. Rev. Fred Winters was murdered while preaching in his pulpit in Maryville, Illinois."
Yes, this was a horribly tragic murder. But Terry Sedlacek was obviously suffering from some severe mental issues that his family mistakenly attributed to Lyme disease, not acting out of some deep-seated hatred of Christianity.
"8. HBO's program "Curb Your Enthusiasm" aired an episode where the main actor urinates on painting of Jesus. When confronted HBO would not apologize."
Wait, preventing patients from reaching a clinic is free speech, but making fun of people who go so far as to put a painting of Jesus in the bathroom, near the toilet no less, is off limits? The logic fail, it confuses me.
"7. The overt homosexual participation in Obama's presidential inaugural events by "Bishop" Vickie Eugene Robinson, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D. C., and a homosexual marching band."
The overwhelming majority of Christian presidents, the National Prayer Breakfast, the Oath of Office, and the Pledge of Allegiance must not be enough for them. Also, they seem to have forgotten that gays can be Christian, too.
"6. Police called to East Jessamine Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky to stop 8th graders from praying during their lunch break for a student whose mother was tragically killed."
Now I could not find any information on this save for gossip from purely Christian sources. Considering the school district's history of allowing time for prayer in the Board of Education's meetings, I find this story dubious in nature.
"5. Pro-life activist Jim P[o]ullion was murdered in front of his granddaughter's high school for showing the truth about abortion."
First of all, they couldn't even spell Poullion's name correctly, which inevitably calls the rest of their list and "facts" into question because one has to wonder how much research they actually did. That having been said, Poullion had also killed Mike Fuoss, the owner of a gravel company. Does this mean that he also had a vendetta against rocks? Do businesspeople now get their own martyr? The police still do not have any motives, other than the guy was off his rocker, a suicide attempt being only one indicator among several.
"4. An activist judge ordered a home school mom in New Hampshire to stop home schooling her daughter because the little girl "reflected too strongly" her mother's Christian faith."
Actually, that's not the entire story. The reason why this even went to court in the first place is because the father was protesting the fact that she did not have exposure to any other viewpoints. What it comes down to is, is that the mother did not want her in public school and the father wanted her to be able to come to her decisions as she grew up. It was a parenting conflict between divorced parents rather than the government randomly intervening in homeschooling techniques. The judge decided in favour of the father, get over it.
"3. The Federal Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate" that labeled conservative Christians extremists and potential terrorists."
Finally, the government is being equal opportunity in it's judgment of radical groups. And with due reason. You will also note in the report the following definition:
"Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."
So to be labeled a Christian extremist you have to hate (which seems antithetical to a follower of Christ, but hey, what do I as a heathen know?) and reject the government. Seems pretty reasonable, and still in keeping with jihadists who hate Others and the American government. Note, that conservatives are the ones saying we should do profiling, but protest when they are the victims. Go figure.
"2. President Obama's appointment of radical anti-Christians like homosexual activist Kevin Jennings as the "safe school czar;" pro-abortion advocate Kathleen Seblius made Secretary of Human and Health Services, and Chai Feldblum, pro-homosexual and anti-religious liberty judge nominated for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission."
Yes, Obama has made appointments that reflect our multicultural and multiracial nation. How horrible of him.
"The Federal Hate Crimes Bill that attacks religious liberty and freedom of speech. For the first time in our history ministers are vulnerable to investigation and prosecution for telling the truth about homosexuality."
The Federal Hate Crimes Bill makes it punishable by federal law to harm, assault, or generally victimize someone because they might or might not belong to a "race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim..." Unless you are urging your followers to go out and attack any particular group you should be fine. Again, it makes one wonder if a) they read the law at all and b) if it's a case of the lady doth protest too much?

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