Persecution Is Not a Right

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Truthout, May 14 2012

May, 2012
"War is peace," "freedom is slavery," "ignorance is strength." Thanks to the religious right, we can update these examples from "1984's" doublespeak to include the idea in 2012 that persecution is liberty. Religious liberty, to be exact, and nowhere is this claim more viciously - and absurdly - manifested than in the insistence by some US Christians that they are being oppressed when others try to keep them from bullying, discriminating against and sometimes literally hounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to death.