Anti-defamation group releases results of reader poll

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 3, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — DefendChristians.Org solicited the members of their online community to vote for their choice of the top ten anti-Christian acts of 2011 in the U.S.

“I am always surprised at the results of our poll and this year is no exception,” said Dr. Gary Cass of DefendChristians.Org. “The fact the number one and number two issues are public policy and political in nature shows Christians are very concerned about the political direction of the country. I wouldn’t be surprised if this translates into a strong political response in 2012.” 

These results do not necessarily represent the views or priorities of They are a measure of the opinions of a cross-section of subscribers who responded to our online poll.

The Top Ten Anti-Christian Events in 2011 are:

(10) NBC television network twice took the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance in its lead-up to the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

(9) In Franklin Massachusetts a pro-life man was beat by the police for peacefully handing out pro-life materials. The police accused him of conspiring to plant bombs.

(8) A Christian man in Minnesota was fired from his job because one of his female co-workers attended a Bible Study that his wife led.

(7) A Christian Florida teacher was suspended after school administrators discovered his support of traditional marriage posted on the internet.

(6) In Kalispell Montana, pro-lifers were attacked by a fire-bomb during a prayer vigil in front of an abortion clinic. No one was hurt, but a police officer remarked pro-lifers should expect this sort of reaction to their activities.

(5) Because of a complaint filed by the ACLU, the liberal 9th Circuit Court ruled that the Mt. Soledad War Memorial in San Diego was unconstitutional.

(4) A homosexual activist effort caused investigations by the online money-transfer company, PayPal, against pro-family Christian organizations.

(3) A Bible study was shut down by San Juan Capistrano, CA officials who claimed the group needed a permit because it posed a risk to public safety and health.

(2) President Obama declared June “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month” and hosted a White House celebration by homosexuals.

(1) California Governor Jerry Brown signs a bill forcing public school curriculum and textbooks to “celebrate” homosexuals, transgenders and bisexuals.



Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 5:46 AM By Canisius
Be warned Faithful Catholics the government wants us on our knees worshiping the god of the State. The time is soon coming where will be forced to make choice between the government or Christ.

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:42 AM By Brad
Catholics are directly responsible for putting Brown and Obama in office. Votes-wise.

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:04 AM By JMJ
Now we need a poll from the Catholics of America & I bet that the results might be a little different, but just as disgusting. +JMJ+

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:47 PM By Juergensen
(11) A national episcopal conference issues a document telling Catholics they can vote for an abortionist politician if they simply “intend” to not support the politician’s abortion policies.

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:51 PM By Juergensen
(12) A national episcopal conference issues a plethora of documents on topics ranging from toxic waste to immigration to government spending, but is silent on “Catholic” politicians who legislate abortion during the week and receive and profanate the Body and Blood of Christ on Sundays.

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 4:05 PM By Abeca Christian
Juergensen thanks for the info.

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 4:33 PM By Abeca Christian
“…some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty fold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” – Matthew 13:8-9. Lord give us a change of heart, one that is pleasing in thine eye’s. One that matches your being. I love thee Lord more and more, nothing else should satisfy me, but will my brethren have the same heart and be of like mind? Therefore I pray for your miracles to change their hearts, to move them in the right direction, to awaken in them what they are missing, to open their eye’s to your truths, to bless them with spiritual listening. Oh come Abba, come Father Almighty, as we work to perfect our love for you now and forever! Amen…….IN PSALM 139:23 it says from Douay-Rheims Bible ” Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my paths. “

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 5:03 PM By Maryanne Leonard
California voters are no longer concerned about electing to high office people who identify as Catholic politicians, having learned long ago that the electorate is not only safe from having Catholic values superimposed on the State by such “Catholics,” it is a virtual guarantee that just the opposite will occur when goats in sheep’s clothing get elected. Wouldn’t it be great if we could encourage more true Catholics to run for high offices at this point? Apparently the people of Iowa liked Rick Santorum enough to cast a huge percentage of their votes for a person of principle, and his Catholicism was not an issue. Maybe America is sick enough of the present breed of politicians in sheep’s clothing to elect for high office a few true followers of the Holy Shepherd.

Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2012 8:24 PM By Miguel
Celebrate when they persecute you in my name. I am ready for more of the modern persecution. You will never shake me of my faith. The Lord is in every fiber of my being. My soul thirsts for the Lord in a dry, cold place. Those who try to destroy my soul, they shall be apportioned for foxes!

Posted Thursday, January 05, 2012 10:58 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Miguel, Be prayerful, St. Peter said nearly the same thing to Our Lord before his crucifixion! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Friday, January 06, 2012 11:57 AM By Miguel
Amen, Kenneth, we must all pray for strength. It is true to Lord said to Saint Peter how litte faith you have, when he stepped out of the boat. We will all be asked to step out of the boat.