Feeding American Christians to the Lions: The Six Stages of Christian Persecution

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show   Christians and Americans, as a whole, on the endangered species list.  

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.” 

John 15:18-21

The Anti-Christian Terrorist Network

Recently, and while campaigning in Massachusetts, Donald Trump stated that America was “going to hell”. Truer words were never spoken. We are now five days removed when the low-life Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and they are ordered to watch Christians and anyone else who might dare to disagree with the government. Assistant Attorney-General John Carlin, head of the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) National Security division, announced this unholy deal with the SPLC on Wednesday. The announcement was very specific as Carlin announced the government was going to persecute and prosecute the KKK, people who would engage in violence and anyone who held anti-government views. Most disturbingly, Carlin expressed frustration with having to follow due process when prosecuting the newest definition of domestic terrorism. If you have been away on vacation and missed this Gestapo type message, may I suggest you click here and here and catch up on the news you missed over the past few days.

Christians and the Obama Administration Are Natural Enemies

Who could ever forget the Hobby Lobby debacle in which Obamacare’s policies attempted to make any organization, including Christian organizations and private business interests acquiesce to its anti-Christian world-view and forcibly dispense birth control to its employees. Although no officials are calling persecution of gays, Christian church doctrine is quite clear on the subject. Yet, Christians are being forced to not only accept the tenants of the LGBT, Christians are being forced to enthusiastically embrace the lifestyle in its business practices (e.g. the making of wedding cakes for gay marriages to the indoctrination being offered by some educational institutions to newest form of perversion which has come to America in the gender neutral bathrooms in which any pervert can invade the restroom of the opposite gender). Tolerance is one thing, forced acceptance is quite another. When Christians speak out against this forced acceptance, which emanates from liberal bureaucrats in Washington DC, this casts Christians in the untenable position as being anti-government. And according to the SPLC and Assistant Attorney General, makes Bible-Believing Christians a band of domestic terrorists.

The Six Stages of Religious Persecution

Monsignor Charles Pope along with Johnette Benkovic developed a systematic theory of religious persecution. Both men point out, that the persecution of a targeted faction of society begins slowly and incrementally increases stage by stage. According to this theory, American Christians should be very cognizant that they are well into the first stages of extreme religious persecution which is sponsored by the Obama administration. Stage one commences with attempts to stereotype the targeted group. In the aforementioned paragraphs, it is quite clear that Obama views Christians with disdain. After all, Obama announced that America is no longer a Christian nation. Also, in 2008, he categorized working-class voters in the following way: “It’s not surprising, then, that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” According to Obama’s world view, people of faith are the inhibitors of “progress,” and they deserve being caricatured as Bible-thumpers, and therefore ignorant, intolerant followers of Jesus Christ. With Carlin’s proclamations, our Christian views will soon come under extreme attack. The second stage of persecution involves justifying hatred of a particular group. Just as soon as Carlin’s DOJ domestic terrorism task force swings into action, Christians will receive the terrorist label that the Obama administration believes that they so badly deserve. It is interesting the Carlin’s forces have partnered with the SPLC. They are so radical and so violent that even the FBI stopped using them as a source of information.   Continue Reading>>>

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