By Joseph Strong
One of the strangest consequences of the recent Supreme Court decision here in the US - the one that made marriage between people of the same sex legal in all 50 states - is the amazing persecution mania it has engendered among religious people who don't agree with it. They don't just disagree with the decision, as of course they would. They feel threatened by it. They feel that the reality that men in San Francisco are now fighting over who should be first in line to rent formalwear has thrown them, the faithful, back into the catacombs, where they tremble at the tread of the legions and hear the distant roar of lions. They feel victims of a form of secular martyrdom that could easily bleed over into the real thing.
Read the full article here to understand why those of religion, which includes our former Brethren and Sisters, feel so concerned about something that should in fact not concern them at all.