Yesterday, #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion was trending on Twitter. You would think people using the tag would be declaring, you know, their unpopular opinions: They think MySpace is still cool, or the Cubs will win the World Series this year, or Anthony Weiner will make another comeback.
Nope. Turns out that believing in God — and being part of the powerful Christian majority — is somehow “unpopular.” Take a look:
— Jeremiah Bonds (@JeremiahBonds) August 8, 2013
#confessyourunpopularopinion God sent his son, Jesus Christ to Earth to save us. He's the One & Only, Alpha & Omega, and my savior.
— Kipper (@KipperQuillen) August 8, 2013
#confessyourunpopularopinion God is REAL. Jesus is REAL. Heaven AND Hell are VERY much so REAL.
— India (@India_napolis) August 8, 2013
#confessyourunpopularopinion Jehovah is God, Jesus Christ is His son
— Adar B. Buxton (@Wickiie) August 8, 2013
#confessyourunpopularopinion I believe Jesus died on the cross for every single person.
— Kara Nicole Steel (@KaraSteel) August 8, 2013
#ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion Jesus is Lord
— Robert of Bellême (@RBelleme) August 7, 2013
I believe that Jesus IS the Son of God!! #confessyourunpopularopinion
— Mark Carter (@1daysoon) August 8, 2013
Jesus is God. Deal with it. #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion
— Daniel Johnson (@IzaiahTheKid) August 8, 2013
That’s just a random assortment of tweets. There are plenty more where those came from.
In case you’re wondering, a Gallup poll from 2012 said that 77% of Americans identified as Christians. They’re not unpopular.
I wish they were, but — by definition — they’re not. It’s just their persecution complex in action.