If there is one thing my book is aimed at, it’s Christian privilege — the innumerable ways that Christianity operates as a cultural assumption, as a given to most people. This site provides more than 30 examples of the ways in which Christianity is privileged in American society, most of which are entirely ignored by the average Christian until someone dares to challenge that privilege. Here are some of my favorites:
You can worship freely, without fear of violence or threats.
A bumper sticker supporting your religion won’t likely lead to your car being vandalized…If you are being tried in court, you can assume that the jury of “your peers” will share your faith and not hold that against you in weighing decisions.
When swearing an oath, you will place your hand on a religious scripture pertaining to your faith…
Politicians responsible for your governance are probably members of your faith.
Politicians can make decisions citing your faith without being labeled as heretics or extremists…
Disclosing your faith to an adoption agency will not likely prevent you from being able to adopt children.
In the event of a divorce, the judge won’t immediately grant custody of your children to your ex because of your faith.
All accurate. And all very bad.