Are Christians really persecuted?

I'm not wanted to start a fight, I'm just really trying to understand how someone can come to this conclusion. The dictionary states that to persecute means to: oppress or harass with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs. Now, I understand... show more I'm not wanted to start a fight, I'm just really trying to understand how someone can come to this conclusion.

The dictionary states that to persecute means to:

oppress or harass with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs.


Now, I understand that there are a few people in this world that DO harass you because you are Christian. And for that, I will say that in that particular instance, you can say you are being persecuted.

However, I don't understand how someone can get off saying that the ENTIRE country persecutes Christianity.

Um, huh? Would you please explain to me how this country, which even though is based on the separation of church and state is leaning STRONGLY in your general direction, is persecuting you?

I mean, if you call that persecution, then how do you think homosexuals feel when they can't marry in this country? If persecute means to oppress, and oppress means to burden with cruel or unjust
Update: impositions or restraints, wouldn't that mean that they are more oppressed than you? Again, I'm not attacking. I'm just simply asking why you feel so persecuted, with examples OUTSIDE of Yahoo! Answers. And I'm also curious as to which other groups in the U.S. or around the world you feel are... show more impositions or restraints, wouldn't that mean that they are more oppressed than you?

Again, I'm not attacking. I'm just simply asking why you feel so persecuted, with examples OUTSIDE of Yahoo! Answers. And I'm also curious as to which other groups in the U.S. or around the world you feel are persecuted as well.
Update 2: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;...

As a reference...this is an example of someone saying that America persecutes Christians... :)

I can't make this stuff up.
Update 3: I apologize for not clarifying.

The entire country of the US.

I do know about the persecution elsewhere...but I'm talking about here. :)
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