'I think the council are persecuting
me over this and they are playing games,' she said.
The European parliament resolution called on Egyptian authorities to stop persecuting
gays and to prohibit discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.
But by ignoring the rest of Forte's argument--that radicalized Islamic governments and the millions who share their views are persecuting
millions of Christians worldwide--Bush essentially secularized the movement's theology, to the dismay of its proponents.
I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting
!" (Acts 9:4-5).
The need is to get the Islamic government in the north to stop persecuting
its mainly animist and Christian population in the south.
It seems Christians had no sooner stopped being persecuted by others -- the Romans, the Vikings, the Moors -- than they started persecuting
But enough excerpts have been reported to confirm that he has joined the ranks of those Christians who, in hunkered poses, fantasize that secular society is persecuting
them....By declaring himself and his prayer breakfast audience "fools for Christ's sake," Scalia can further advance his martyr complex when critics dissent from his opinion: scorn of his views equals bias against religion.
But if building new mosques, enlarging old ones, attacking Byzantium, and persecuting
heretics define a caliph as pious beyond words and allow him to arrogate the definition of an acceptable orthodoxy, as Lapidus sees it, contrasting the Umayyads to the Abbasids in this instance is meaningless since both built new mosques, enlarged old ones, attacked Byzantium, and executed those they considered heretics.