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Are Christians more prosecuted than homosexuals?

Asked by: boomshigidy
  • In Canada, you can go to jail for opposing homosexual acts

    It has happened numerous times. In fact, Canada's Supreme Court recently ruled that the Bible's opinion on homosexuality is 'hate speech' and it cannot be said in Canada. Seriously, that is insane. Christians are not a protected class (ie. Matt Maher and Penn Jillete can criticize it all they want), but homosexuals are.

    Posted by: TN05
  • this should even be a question. look at the facts people.

    Christians are being killed all around the world, especially in the eastern world. I don't really know how to prove it without providing any sources but you can look it up for yourself. Thousands of Christians have been killed for their religion this is way more then homosexuals in other countries.

  • Christians are more persecuted than Homosexuals

    There is evidence in the contrast between Jason Collins and Tim Tebow. Tebow is constantly harassed for being religious. People mock him praying after games by "Tebowing" and people make fun of how he constantly talks about God. He's laughed at for deciding to stay celibate until marriage and he's against abortion. Jason Collins on the other hand is praised for being the first homosexual player in sports (even though many female athletes have been out for a while and even a Columbus Crew soccer player has been out for a while.) Its incredibly brave of him, but he has not been persecuted in the same way that Tebow has.

  • I would say so.

    It estimated that within the last century approximately 100 million Christians were martyred while on the opposite end homosexuals are more openly being accepted. Throughout the last 5 decades homosexuals have been praised while Christians and other religions have been being suppressed. Personally, I am a nondenominational Protestant, but honestly I could care less who loves who because they do not directly bother me, it only bothers me when homosexuals want to call their partnerships called marriage. I don't care about "domestic partnerships" but marriage is a religiously instituted sanction, and most if not all religions consider homosexuality a sin.

  • Yes, but it depends on what you mean by "prosecuted"

    Rights-wise, Christians and homosexuals are getting to be the same. In the last few years homosexuals have gained the right to marriage and are now treated as equals in our society, as it should be. However, who do we offend more? The homosexuals? No; in fact, we are extra careful not to offend them. Christians? Yeah; people criticise their beliefs and persecute them for their beliefs.

  • This forum shows the truth.

    While both sides have been insulting, count how many times the Christians are insulted from the homosexual side vs how many times the homosexuals are being insulted from the Christian side. God help us. I see persecution coming against both sides, but hatred directed toward homosexuals in this country is mostly done privately while hatred toward Christians is done publicly and in the open. There is a lot of physical persecution of Christians but thankfully not a lot in this country.

  • Considering the sheer number...

    It's not even possible. At LEAST 70% (Gallup) of Americans consider themselves Christians, while just 3.5% (Wiki) of Americans have identifies themselves as having GLBT tendencies. An astonishing one third of Americans (HuffPost) want Christianity as the official religion of the U.S.

    Also the word you are looking for is likely "persecuted" (harassed for specific traits), not "prosecuted" (perused by the law).

    Only extremist fanatic ultra evangelical Christians, like the Westboro Baptist Church are persecuted more (seriously, their website domain name is "godhatesf*gs.Com"...). Even other Christians are appalled by the WBC.

  • In no way are Christians persecuted, especially in the West.

    The current Christian cries of "persecution" are usually just the whining of a majority not able to shove their religious beliefs on others- a group used to getting special treatment for their mythology ticked off that they no longer get privileged status.
    Homosexuals, muslims, and especially atheists all poll as the most hated groups in America.

  • No, I highly believe homosexuals are

    Homosexuals ARE prosecuted by Christians . Many of them were excited for that very fact, due to the belief of only a man and women, and be put to death if he/she was gay or something . After that fluctuated , the first conviction was made . In 1566 , a Frenchman was executed by Spanish authorities for committing homosexual acts . Then later this spread to America where being homosexual was banned and if you were out to be one , death is your punishment.
    Homosexuals are also restrained from their rights and equality . Some examples: A lieutenant of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary war was kicked out after being found gay ; Governor McCarthy , after a boost of popularity , abolished homosexuals from being government employees because they weren't "proper" ; Like the lieutenant , homosexuals were kicked out of the army even if while serving and wanting to stay ; lastly in some states or even countries , gay marriage is illegal .
    Source is mostly from "Individual Civic Responsibility: Civil Rights" by David Seidman

  • Yes and No

    It depends where we are talking about. If you're talking about the USA, and the average Christian, than no. But if you're talking about a evangelical Christian, who speaks the truth, than yes. They are often put down, because the truth hurts. But for the most part, people who are "strange" and go different ways are shunned.

  • On Legal Actions, Homosexuals Lose Any Day

    Homosexuals are restricted from so many legal benefits easily accessible to heterosexual couples through legal matrimony. There is legal backing to prosecute homosexuals, specifically. Christians, on the other hand, are freely able to access these benefits. In the question over greater prosecution it's clear who the real losers are. This really irks me, the consistent attempt by the Christian faith to make their people the "victims" when their entire religion is a force of aggression.

  • Look at the number of hate crimes against Christians vs homosexuals!

    Sorry but just because the supreme court says you cant put up the ten commandments doesn't mean that you are being opposed. This means that your religion isn't on the only one in the entire country. Look at what has happened to gays. People typically don't attack someone for being Christian. According to the FBI the most common hate crime against religion involved an anti Jewish bias(63 percent). Only 6 percent where Anti- Catholic based and 3 percent Anti -Protestant based hate crimes. Nearly 1600 sexual orientation based hate crimes happened in 2011 compared to 1500 religious based hate crimes. Almost all of them had something to do with an Anti-homosexual or bisexual bias(98 percent).

    Sources:http://www.Fbi.Gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime/2011/narratives/victims

  • The Bible has specific words to prosecute the homosexuals

    I am an atheist, so am fully supportive of the homosexual lifestyle, albeit not my choice. However, there is no way that a logical person could assume that Christians are persecuted more for one main reason that springs to my mind: There is no country in the world that is/was orientated by homosexuality whereas religion has influenced leadership for years. This can also be a form of prosecution by by religion against homosexuality, as it has often been spoken about negatively by politicians as a tactic for votes. But to finish, on point with my headline, the bible clearly states in Leviticus 18:22 "You shall not lie with a man as a woman that is an abomination."

    Posted by: tmh
  • If you mean persecuted, then obviously not

    Assuming that the creator of this question is asking whether or not Christians are PERSECUTED more than homosexuals, the only people who can genuinely answer yes to this are self-righteous, ignorant Christians. You do not have to accept, like or endorse homosexuality to understand that the levels of persecution each group suffers (both in the modern world and in history) are so wildly different it is hardly worth comparing. The suicide statistics are an excellent indicator of this. I doubt there has been a single teen suicide or attempted suicide in the last 20 years which came about as a result of prejudice against Christian beliefs. In fact I doubt that there has been one in the whole of America's history. Gay suicides, on the other hand, account for 6% of all teen suicides in the UK, and the statistic is far higher in the US. Christianity is all pervasive in the USA, and approximately 40% of Americans take the story of creation literally. Far less homosexuals than Christians live in America, and it is indisputable that the USA on the whole is neither welcoming of nor tolerant to what it perceives to be outsiders. Indeed, it is likely that the reason Christians undergo so much less hatred and persecution than homosexuals is that the Christians are the ones doing the persecuting.

  • Christians prosecute homosexuals

    America and many other countries openly embraced christians while denying homosexuals ( just because it's legal to be openly gay and get married in many countries doesn't mean discrimination has ended ). The reason we are so heavily discriminated against is religion. "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable" Leviticus 20:13 "Do you approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving ignorantly" Quran 4:16 Have you ever heard of the west boro baptist church? Just google them; I think that after viewing their website you'll agree that homosexuals are prosecuted far more than christians.

  • Christians prosecute homosexuals

    America and many other countries openly embraced christians while denying homosexuals ( just because it's legal to be openly gay and get married in many countries doesn't mean discrimination has ended ). The reason we are so heavily discriminated against is religion. "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable" Leviticus 20:13 "Do you approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving ignorantly" Quran 4:16 Have you ever heard of the west boro baptist church? Just google them; I think that after viewing their website you'll agree that homosexuals are prosecuted far more than christians.


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GeekiTheGreat says2013-05-15T12:19:53.517
HOMOSEXUALS ARE PROSECUTED BY CHRISTIANS!! What kind of question is this!? It should be "Are the prosecutors more prosecuted then the prosecuted?"
Krolshi says2013-05-16T01:21:30.363
@GeekiTheGreat
Haha , so true ....
Ragnar says2013-05-16T16:02:54.453
This whole question is hard to measure, as it depends on the part of the world; in addition to being very subjective to personal experience.

When I was in the US Army I was very actively and openly sexually harassed, by someone who could not be punished because he was gay (and the unit didn't want to be seen as prejudiced).
Zooba says2013-06-07T22:03:55.110
Someone needs to get a dictionary. There is a difference between prosecution and persecution.

Persecution is the unfair or oppressive treatment of someone or group of someones over a period of time due to their race, religion, or political stance.

Prosecution is the pressing of criminal charges upon a person within a court of law.

Now, are Christians more prosecuted than homosexuals within the court room? I don't think it's really ever been an issue of "He's Christian, thus he is guilty!" or "He is gay, and therefore guilty!".

Now, if you intended to ask whether Christians were more *persecuted* than homosexuals, that is entirely subjective.
Quan says2013-07-30T19:10:30.823
Devout Christians always seem to have a persecution complex.