7 Ways to Respond to the Rising Tide of Anti-Christian Hatred

Retrieved from: Charisma News

By: Dr. Michael Brown

The attacks on Christians' religious freedom are just beginning.

The attacks on Christians’ religious freedom are just beginning. (Reuters)

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage, which effectively codifies Bible believers as bigots, the attack on conservative Christian values has reached fever pitch.

This is not the slightest surprise, as I and many others have been warning for some time now, but the ferocity and ugliness of it is still shocking, and it is something we must be prepared for.

The other day I posted on Twitter, “Much has changed since the SCOTUS decision, but more has not changed. Jesus is still Lord, the world is still fallen, Satan is still raging.”

An “equality” advocate responded by challenging me to name one thing in my life that had changed since the decision.

I responded, “The absolutely horrific, ugly, non-stop, nasty, vile attack on me (& colleagues) from LGBT advocates. That’s just one. :)”

Bear in mind that I constantly address LGBT issues with sensitivity and compassion (for two recent examples, see here and here), but because I strongly oppose gay activism, that makes me a “hater” of the worst kind.

Here’s just the tiniest sample of posts on my Facebook page in the days following the Supreme Court decision, almost all of them coming from those who identify as LGBT (or their advocates), and almost all of them being totally unsolicited—in other words, open attacks rather than responses to my own posts or comments.

Of course, I’m not complaining about this—far from it—nor is this worth comparing with the real suffering endured by Christians around the world. It is simply a representative sampling to remind us of what we’re up against.

  • Here is a man who preaches hate and ignorance.
  • What a pathetic example of humanity your opinion and those who follow you portray. Small mindedness is unacceptable this day and age. You should all be ashamed of yourselves!
  • You are not a Christian, you probably are a devil worshipper passing for a Christian.
  • People would get a better look at the gospel from Satan himself … and I’m not even a Satanist. If you take the Bible literally, do not bother responding to me. Thanks!
  • This guy is just another cultist who worships the evil, mass-murdering, incest-obsessed, rape-encouraging and hate-mongering god of Abraham as a good thing. Anyone who worships evil as good and claims that basic human rights is something to be fought against is a threat to civilization and a terrorist.
  • Just another cult leader, disgusting!
  • A very hateful, stupid person. The worst kind.
  • Completely ignorant. Shut your mouth and mind your business.
  • Just another brainwashed, uneducated Christian.
  • Doctor of what, exactly? Bigotry? Intolerance? Ignorance? Do they give out Ph.D.s just for being a complete (expletive) these days?
  • Just another ignorant, hate-filled Christian bigot.
  • Who wants to ask a bigot doctor anything! [Note: These last five, among others not cited here, were received within a 45-minute period.]
  • BRAVO to the Supreme Court! You LOST, Christian bigot! Get over it!
  • Ignorant bigot.
  • Icky bigot.
  • Another ridiculous, ignorant bigot. Get the (expletive) out.
  • Close-minded bigot who thinks he’s better than others because of his close-minded beliefs.
  • Bigots like this wrapping themselves in religion while viciously attacking LGBTQ folks is DISGUSTING. The Supreme Court has ruled. Gays exist and are just as valid and have all the same rights you do. SHUT YOUR BIGOT FACE. NOW!
  • You’re a (expletive) gross, pimple-nosed (expletive) (expletive). Dr. Brown I hope you catch (a specific deadly disease) and die.

Again, this is only a tiny sampling of what I’ve actually seen, which represents a tiny sampling of hateful comments that I haven’t seen, but the overall theme is undeniably clear: If you do not affirm homosexual “marriage,” homosexual relationships and even homosexuality itself, you are a hate-filled, despicable, uneducated bigot, with the emphasis on that last word, bigot.

How then do we respond?

First, the uglier and more vile the attacks, the more we know we’re doing the right thing. The opposition is a sign of encouragement to us, and the more people try to silence us, the louder we shout.

Second, we must remember that this is a spiritual battle and that Satan hates homosexuals and heterosexuals alike. Fervent prayer is one of our greatest resources.

Third, we must bless those who curse us and overcome evil with good, to use the words of Jesus and Paul. Responding to hatred with hatred will hurt everyone, ourselves included.

Fourth, we must continue to propagate the truth until the lies are dispelled, cutting through the emotional arguments and rhetorical attacks and doing our best to get people to think, sometimes by asking questions.

Fifth, we must remember that Jesus already warned us that the world would hate us for doing what is right, and so we must renew our resolve to stand firm with backbones of steel and hearts of compassion.

Sixth, we must determine afresh to bring the good news of the gospel to everyone, knowing that our ultimate counterculture weapon is the message of the death and resurrection of the Son of God.

Seventh, we must pray for revival and visitation, knowing that only a massive move of God can turn the tide.

Ultimately, whether America goes up or down, we will continue to live for the Lord, continue to do what is right, continue to reach out and continue to stand strong.


Michael Brown is the host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire and is the president of FIRE School of Ministry. His newest book (September, 2015) is Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide. Connect with him on Facebook at AskDrBrown or on Twitter @drmichaellbrown

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kria Kitteh says:

    Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I beg to differ.

    I have been pushed to self harm and thoughts of suicide recently for who I am. The church I go to is not accepting of me and make horrendous, degrading remarks about homosexuals. My family is not accepting of me. I’ve lost a few friends and I’ll lose them all if they all knew I was gay. I was raised in a conservative Christian household. I understand they are generally good people, but when it comes to this issue, some Christians can be downright rude.

    As a member of the LGBT community, I do not condone the hateful acts towards Christians. I don’t think it’s right for them to be fined thousands of dollars because they didn’t want to sell flowers or bake a cake.

    Yes, you ARE persecuted, but not to the extent LGBT individuals are who grow up around “Christians”. These “Christians” have pushed many of us to suicide and ruined our lives because they don’t agree with us. You don’t have to agree that homosexuality is ok. I don’t care what you think about it. But at least stop and think about what you and your anti gay Christian counterparts are doing to members of the LGBT community. You are killing us, literally. Thanks for your time and have a nice day.



    1. KryScott says:

      Thanks for your comment, Kria. As you stated, there are LGBT persons who persecute Christians for our beliefs, while others – like yourself – do not support such persecution. It is the same with Christians, some may persecute LGBT persons because they do not know how else to respond, while others maintain their beliefs in a loving way. Please note that our persecution is in different ways, while you are pushed to suicide, we are being faced with job loss, court cases. The common factor between us both is that we are being forced to change our beliefs.

      I do empathise with your situation and i wish you weren’t treated like that. If you need a new friend send me an email at krystelle.scott@gmail.com.


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