Barber and Hard Persecution vs Soft Persecution

Wingnut carnival barker Matt Barber, like most of his fellow dimwits and demagogues, loves to draw non-existent parallels between actual persecution of Christians in other countries, mostly Muslims, and fictitious “persecution” of Christians in the United States. And here we go again:

Barber said that while those murdered in Kenya were victims of “hard persecution,” at the same time “right here in the United States, Christians at an escalating rate are experiencing a softer persecution, but it’s still anti-Christian persecution.”

Just as John the Baptist was beheaded for speaking out against “sexual immorality,” so too are Christians being persecuted in America today, Barber said.

“You have those who are pushing for sexual immorality and acceptance of sexual immorality and Islamists kind of both targeting Christians for persecution,” he said, “some with hard persecution, others with more of a soft persecution. We’re not being beheaded here in the United States yet but certainly advocates of sexual relativism are what I call the Islamo-progressive axis of evil.”

“So-called progressives, they have a common enemy,” Barber continued. “The common enemy is truth, is Christ, is Christians, is Christ followers.”

Quite the opposite is true, of course. It is Barber who share common enemies with the very Muslim fundamentalists he decries — gay people, women, virtually the entire modern world. And while the Muslims demand hard persecution of gays and women, Barber will settle for soft persecution.

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  • John Pieret

    dimwits and demagogues

    Dibs!

  • Francisco Bacopa

    I really do think Barber would prefer hard persecution.

    It’s similar to how Robertson and Falwell agreed that America deserved 9/11 because we didn’t share the values of the people who attacked us. If we had just been more like the wahabis, God would have protected us.

  • Chiroptera

    …advocates of sexual relativism….

    lol

    ‘Cause if you put enough random words next to each other, you’ll eventually say something deep!

  • cptdoom

    dimwits and demagogues

    Dibs!

    Sorry, I think Echo and the Bunnymen already used that title. Oh, wait, it was “Bedbugs and Ballyhoo.” Never mind

  • wreck

    I think the fantasy of soft persecution makes Matt hard. Naughty boy!

  • ospalh

    Islamo-progressive axis of evil

    He used “axis of evil” in the original sense:

    Just mention some entities that the audience is afraid of and then pretend there is some connection between them when you (should) know there isn’t and use the most scary term you can find for that.

  • John Pieret

    Christians at an escalating rate are experiencing a softer persecution, but it’s still anti-Christian persecution

    Yeah, there are some people out there who are doing things that conservative Christians don’t think they should be doing. Can’t get any softer than that!

  • jnorris

    Their god not listening to their prayers = divine soft persecution. But only if the True Christians ™ are praying to God to convert those with “sexual immorality”.

  • anachronistes

    dimwits and demagogues

    The world’s most unpopular role-playing game…

  • matty1

    And while the Muslims demand hard persecution of gays and women, Barber will settle for soft persecution.

    Maybe not that soft.

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2015/02/matt-barber-deletes-guest-post-calling.html