I received an interesting e-mail from a friend concerning persecution:
3 stages of persecution:
1. disinformation....media, both print and electronic, rob believers of their good reputation and their rights to answer the accusations.
2. discrimination....relegated to second class status socially, economically, politically
3. persecution...now done without protective measures kicking in. Done by security, extreme organizations, mobs, reps of other religions.
— Johan Candelin (WEF)
PTL we are only in Stage One.