I was raised as a Catholic in a rural area of Virginia where most residents were Southern Baptist or Jehovah Witness. I faced ridicule constantly. I was told Catholics are not Christians and are idolaters who worship the pope (not true). Other children were not allowed to play with me, and some people refused to do business with my father even though he never attended church, only made sure his kids did. Openly, in school, I was a target for proselytizing. My father was a target at his own place of business and in every store in town.

Not only do Christians persecute but they persecute one another. Most denominations want their specific beliefs to be law. They can’t even agree amongst themselves! But, evangelicals are the worst. They want to control all aspects of American life. And, the fact that they hitched their cart to a horse named Trump shows how manipulative and hypocritical they are. They are gleefully dancing with evil to advance their agenda. Many times I’ve heard an evangelical say the God can use anyone for his righteous work. Odd isn’t it, that they didn’t think he could use Obama?

Keep up the good fight, James!

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