A Reader Responds To Claims Of "Christian Privilege"
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From: An American Christian Reader [Email him]

Here is a typical "Christian Privilege" article floating around the net here:

30+ Examples of Christian Privilege


This Privilege Lists / Social Justice post tagged Christianity, List, Privilege, religion written by Sam Killermann has been shared 138K times and was last updated August 18, 2014

Following is a list of privileges granted to people in the U.S. (and many western nations) for being Christian.

  1. You can expect to have time off work to celebrate religious holidays.
  2. Music and television programs pertaining to your religion’s holidays are readily accessible.
  3. It is easy to find stores that carry items that enable you to practice your faith and celebrate religious holidays.
  4. You aren’t pressured to celebrate holidays from another faith that may conflict with your religious values.
  5. Holidays celebrating your faith are so widely supported you can often forget they are limited to your faith (e.g. wish someone a “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Easter” without considering their faith).
[Blah blah blah]
Here is my response in the comments:
I have no problem with these "privileges" such as they are. One should expect to be privileged in one's own house. People should live in their own houses. Diversity is NOT our strength.
James Fulford writes: I glanced over the whole list (the site has several, modeled on the well known White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack) and it seems delusional. One is "Politicians can make decisions citing your faith without being labeled as heretics or extremists", which would surprise John Ashcroft and Sarah Palin.

These claims of "privilege" would be extreme in the 1950s, and in the officially secular and in practice anti-Christian climate of today, they're ridiculous.

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