The Persecuted Christians

Little Green Footballs linked to a Think Progress article, AFA Warns That Christians Will Soon Be Treated Like Blacks in Jim Crow Era.

Two teenagers, apparently being treated exactly like modern Christians.  From Radio Diaries

Two teenagers, apparently being treated exactly like modern Christians. From Radio Diaries

I am often familiar with songs for many years without ever understanding the lyrics. I never paid attention to the lyrics of “Strange Fruit” as sung by Billie Holiday (written by Abel Meeropol, according to Radio Diaries). One day a few years ago, however, I saw a video of “Strange Fruit” with this picture or one much like it. Now Billie Holiday’s beautiful voice disturbs me. What I hate most about this particular picture is the man in the tie (front and second from the left) and his female companions. Regardless of the transgressions of these young men (probably aggravated uppitiness), the expressions of those three individuals in the crowd reflect sick minds.

Somehow I missed the hundreds of Christian lynchings that have been apparently happening in America every year. Perhaps I should do a better job keeping up with the news.