The idea that Christians are being persecuted by anyone who does not allow them to persecute others is hardly new. It's an idea that has been presented (and ridiculed) countless times on this column by enough people for their collective idiocy to prove once and for all that Darwin was wrong.
Few have ever said such as blatantly, however, as Dave Daubenmire of News With Views. In his latest rant, Daubenmire quite literally bemoans the lack of bullying in the world.
According to Daubenmire, bullying is just a fact a life and actually serves the purpose of making its victims tougher (completely contradictory to pretty much every psychologist who ever lived).
Daubenmire therefore is very upset about anti-bullying efforts, particularly those "to get people not to criticize or make fun of or poke fun at homosexuals."
And when Christians can no longer say "something that their conscience tells them to say," Daubenmire fumes, "then we see that majority begin to bully the minority" so now "we're beginning to see Christians, and Christian idea, and Christian values become the most bullied things in all of this nation."
The end result, according to Daubenmire, is that previous generations "would be ashamed of how sissified we've allowed our children to become."
Fortunately, the previous generations are all exactly where they belong: In the past.
Back in reality, it isn't Christian values that are on their way to becoming "the most bullied things" in America. Instead, it's the brand of bigoted narcissism that frequently gets packaged as Christianity that is enduring more and more of the ridicule.
For one very simple reason: It deserves it. America is, more and more, realizing that boasting about how much more Christian you are than everyone else, and bullying anyone that you think isn't Christian enough, are definitely not very Christian things to do.
They're also things that Dave Daubenmire routinely revels in, which would explain why he's now so heavily invested in confusing the matter.