Christians suffer more religious persecution than anyone else.
“At present, Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution on account of its faith,” the pontiff asserted, and cited Christian communities suffering from violence and intolerance particularly in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Holy Land.
“This situation is intolerable, since it represents an insult to God and to human dignity” as well as “a threat to security and peace,” Benedict wrote in one of the 17-page-long message’s strongest passages.
He appealed to authorities to “act promptly to end every injustice” against Christians.
No doubt there are places in the world where being an open Christian will hurt you. But no more so than being an atheist in parts of the Middle East.
In many parts of the world, Christians have it pretty damn good. At least they have it much better than just about every religious minority in the world.
I also learned today that I’m no longer a minority.
At least that’s what Chicago mayoral candidate, Pastor James Meeks, thinks:
… Meeks said then that minority business set-asides should only go to African American-owned businesses.
“The word ‘minority,’ from our standpoint, should mean ‘African American,’” Meeks said, according to video of the appearance on the FOX-TV Chicago web site. “I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title.”
You hear that?
That’s the sound votes make as they fly away to Meeks’ opponents. He’s already an underdog and he’s just digging himself deeper into a hole every time he opens his mouth.