You know how Donald Trump keeps talking about how Christians will be finally able to say “Merry Christmas” and the rest of us roll our eyes because it’s not like they ever couldn’t?
Televangelist Jim Bakker is one of those gullible people who thinks Christians in the U.S. are persecuted. He made the claim on his show yesterday that wearing a hat with a cross on it might provoke someone to murder him.
Bakker went on to declare that “everything God’s ever spoke to me has come to pass” while fuming that society has made Christians afraid to share their faith. But Bakker refuses to be controlled by that fear, even though he knows he could be killed simply for wearing a Christian hat in public.
“I wear them out in public and I know I could be shot,” he proclaimed. “I know that. There are crazy people out there, but I’m not going to deny the cross. I will not deny the cross! I won’t.”
Umm… no one asked you to deny anything. No one’s coming after you. I assure you more abortion doctors have died at the hands of extremist Christians than Christians have died at the hands of extremist atheists.
People drive around with Jesus Fish stickers on their cars. They wear cross necklaces. They gather in churches all the time. They have no reason to be scared. Yet the Christian who promotes his faith on a TV show is somehow freaked out about wearing a cross hat because people might discover his faith.
If Bakker want to know what it’s like to live in fear because of his beliefs, he should visit a mosque.
(via Right Wing Watch)