I'm always fascinated by the narrative spun by some about claimed persecution of christians in the US, especially when the "persecution" is just that other groups are given the same rights as christians. One of the biggest indicators of who is attempting to suppress whom can be found in court cases regarding someone of one belief system attempting to impose their religious beliefs upon others. I don't believe there is more than a handful wherein the person imposing the beliefs is *not* a christian. This year, now that more groups have had more success setting up non-christian displays alongside nativity scenes in and on government-owned spaces, I've been watching various news stories regarding vandalisms and outright removals. And it's looking like the groups and individuals targeting one type of display over another only target non-christian displays. I know that some claim that such facts contain some kind of antichristian bias, but that implicates *all* christians as being violence-prone and intolerant, which is not the case, just as it's not the case for muslims. But there are definitely extremists who are against the American values of free speech, and who perceive the Constitution to be their enemy. In one good example, Texas governor Abbott ordered a display honoring the Founding Fathers and the Bill of Rights removed from a government buiding because it was offensive to him, while leaving up a nativity scene. ---- Although I don't think it is possible to change the minds of those who hate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, I do think it's worthwhile to call out such behavior. Calling attention to those who oppose (whether openly or from the shadows) freedom of speech and religion for Americans helps others make decisions about whether they also support getting rid of the Bill of Rights and its freedoms. And that makes it harder for enemies of the Constitution to use religious freedom as camouflage for their actions. ---- Anyway, I've been keeping an eye on news reports about how non-christian displays have been fariing this year, and also about those places where rather than allow non-christian displays to have equal access, christians in government have shut down *all* access while blaming non-christians for wanting that equal speech. And, given that there are many more christian displays on government grounds than non-christian, it stands to reason that if the persecution narrative is true and not just camouflage, then there must be more cases of christian persecution to outweigh the non-christian persecution. I welcome stories of where christian displays were vandalized or removed while leaving up displays from other religions unharmed. If they don't exist... that's pretty telling.