Ross Douthat and Rod Dreher represent two similar but different positions in a very important discussion: are American Christians being persecuted? Will we be, if current trends continue? Or is “persecuted” a label we shouldn’t arrogate to ourselves considering the kinds of truly violent stories told regularly about Christians around the world by Voice of the Martyrs? For what shall we American Christians prepare ourselves? (Let me give a hint: whatever it is, 1 Peter will be essential in helping us do the preparing.)
The rhetoric out there is truly alarming, even if very little which might be called “persecution” has yet occurred. Christians aren’t just bigots, they’re Nazis:
“Whatever it is, 1 Peter will be essential in helping us do the preparing.” – Yes!