America facing organized anti-Christian movement, religious leaders say

Supporters of gay marriage wave the rainbow flag after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry at the Supreme Court in Washington June 26, 2015. | REUTERS / Joshua Roberts

American Christians may be facing an organized movement with an anti-Christian agenda, some religious leaders say.

In an interview with The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Brian Camenker of Mass Resistance said the Christian persecution which happened in the 1930s and 1940s may be happening again right now. He said there is an organized movement out to get Christians.

"I'm particularly sensitive to that because I'm Jewish," Camenker told CBN in an interview. "I saw what happened to Jews in the 1930s and 40s and much of that same thing is happening to Christians now. There's an organized movement to demonize Christians."

Camenker warned that after the legalization of gay marriage, an effort to push for severe anti-discrimination laws will follow. He said these moves are meant to punish Christians who oppose their beliefs, Christian Today reports.

Maggie Gallagher of the American Principles Project chimed in and said these groups allegedly target Christians legally and seek to humiliate them. A person who disagrees with them is immediately labeled a bigot, hater, or a racist, she added.

Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council, said most of the efforts to target Christians are being carried out by supporters of abortion and gay rights groups. For them, Christianity is denying the things that they want to enjoy.

Sprigg also pointed out that the religious liberty of Muslims, Hindus, and Jews are not being targeted; it is mostly the religious freedom of Christians being attacked, the report relays.

In addition, Sprigg explained that these groups are unable to accept that what they are doing is morally wrong. To keep guilt from creeping up to them, Sprigg said they would rather eliminate the moral code that points out their wrongdoings.

Sprigg explained why these groups see Christianity as something that oppresses them. He said they do not understand the concept of Christianity, which centers on Christ coming to free mankind and not to imprison them.