Do you remember right after 9/11? Yeah, we Americans pulled together and flew our flags, but Muslim women who chose to veil were....edgy. It was scary to wear such a blatant sign of the religion that the bombers allegedly followed. Even now, Muslim women who wear traditional dress will often report they believe they are targeted at the airport, poor service in restaurants, etc.
Are you Catholics ready?
Got a rosary hanging around your rear-view mirror? A window sticker for St. So-and-So's school on the mini-van? Wear a crucifix around your neck? Someone may have it in for you.
The debates on Facebook are getting heated, and people have chosen sides. If you don't want to pay for sterilizations and think gays simply can't be married, you are "out". Is there a lion and a coliseum in our futures?
Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska in response to the
Obama administration’s contraception mandate said, “We cannot and will
not comply with this unjust decree. Like the martyrs of old, we must be
prepared to accept suffering which could include heavy fines and
imprisonment.” (see the article at National Catholic Register)
You know we've heard it all our lives: we have to be ready to suffer and die for our Faith. Well, guess what? We're gonna get the chance.