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The plight of the put upon largest religious group in America.

– by Kid Bucket-

Recently, I have been following some of the more… outspoken… evangelical Christians on twitter and noticed something very interesting. The general idea is they think they should be allowed to say whatever they want, and if anyone tries to shut them up, then their first amendment rights are being infringed upon. They claim that the “gaystapo” gets to infringe on their rights while getting away with whatever they want because they have magical gay powers that apparently are given to them at monthly meetings or something. What these people seem not to understand though is that they have no standing whining about their rights being infringed upon—if the majority of America wants them to shut up they have the right to shut them up. It’s the GOVERNMENT that can’t shut anyone up.

A lot of this boils down to an interesting theme that has popped up recently, the “Put-Upon Christian“.

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recession quote

-by Nerdface-

From CNN article on pastors confronting the ‘last taboo’ (the economy):

Charity – feeding the poor, steering people to job fairs – must be accompanied by justice, said Meyers.  “It’s good to pull people out of the river when they’re drowning, but it’s also good to go upriver to see who’s throwing them in the river.”

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