One of the common themes shared by both Christians and Muslims is martyrdom for religious belief. While the Islamic world has certainly seen that twisted by a number of radical, violent groups… So have christians in the US. Faced with a rapid erosion in membership, some elements have come up with the “Christian persecution” meme. Since their particular version of Christianity is “infallible” and empowered by whatever version of God they wish to believe in…The fact that all Americans, and especially Millennials are leaving the faith must have something to do with “evil liberalism”, and couldn’t possibly be because of their own rigid, and increasingly reactionary belief sets.
As we have seen with Uncle Ben Carson and other grifters on the right since Sarah Palin, the imaginary persecution of christians is big business. Christian Victimization as a hustle raises big bucks.
This leads us to the dang near ubiquitous Starbucks franchise – a popular target due to their logo.
Joshua Feuerstein, on the left side of this video, is an opportunistic grifter who has latched on to this rich vein of money. Often peddling anti-gay rants, the narcissistic grifter seems to have hit a rich gold vin in attacking Starbucks. Never mind the fact that Joshua Feuerstein appears as a Chaz Bono impersonator as a sideline.