Christian Group Sues SPLC And Amazon After Being Labeled A "Hate Group"

Last week D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM), a Christian-based missionary ministry based in Florida, filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Amazon after being added to the SPLC's list of "hate groups" and excluded from Amazon's charitable donation program, Amazon Smile.  Apparently, at least in the SPLC's estimation, verbally expressing a religously-based opposition to same-sex marriage and transgenerism is enough to get yourself labeled an "Anti-LGBT hate group."  Per PJ Media:

"We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong," Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO at DJKM, said in a statement Tuesday. "Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as 'hate' groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter."


The SPLC has labeled DJKM an "anti-LGBT hate group" for its opposition to same-sex marriage and transgenderism. "These false and illegal characterizations have a chilling effect on the free exercise of religion and on religious free speech for all people of faith," Wright declared.


"After having given the SPLC an opportunity to retract, we have undertaken this legal action, seeking a trial by a jury of our peers, to preserve our own rights under the law and to defend the religious free speech rights of all Americans," the DJKM president concluded.


The lawsuit laid out charges against the SPLC, GuideStar, and Amazon. "SPLC acted knowingly, intentionally, and with actual malice in publishing the Hate Map that included the Ministry and in publishing the SPLC Transmissions to GuideStar that included the ministry," the suit alleged. "SPLC's conduct in making these publications was beyond the reckless disregard for the truth standard required by Alabama law for punitive damages."

Of course, given that "same-sex marriage and transgenderism" generally do not comport with the views of most religious entities, it's unclear exactly how/why all churches, mosques and synagogues in the U.S. managed to avoid being added the SPLC's list...maybe DJKM just got lucky?

In all, the SPLC says there are 917 "hate groups" in the United States which they divvy up into the following categories:

  • Anti-Immigrant
  • Anti-LGBT
  • Anti-Muslim
  • Black Separatist
  • Christian Indentity
  • General Hate
  • Hate Music
  • Holocaust Denial
  • KKK
  • Neo-Confederate
  • Neo-Nazi
  • Racist Skinhead
  • Radical Traditional Catholocism
  • White Nationalist

Only in the U.S. can a peaceful Christian group end up on a "hate" list with "Neo-Nazis" and the "KKK".  Be that as it may, here is where the SPLC says the "hate groups" of America are located (click here for an interactive version of the map).


Among other things, DJKM's lawsuit alleges that SPLC's "hate group" designation has prevented them from being added to Amazon's charitable registry.

In early January of this year, a DJKM employee attempted to register the ministry with AmazonSmile, but was denied after multiple attempts. The program made clear, "We rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which charities are in ineligible categories," and explained that DJKM was listed as ineligible.


AmazonSmile support also noted that they "rely on GuideStar to send us information from the IRS," and that GuideStar's automated feed included the "hate" designation from the SPLC.


AmazonSmile's eligibility requirements exclude organizations that "engage in, support, encourage, or promote intolerance, hate, terrorism, violence, money laundering, or other illegal activities," none of which DJKM engages in, the lawsuit argued.

Meanwhile, not that it matters because it's just a silly little fact, the 2015 Supreme court decision that legalized same-sex marriage specifically found that "religious based opposition to same-sex marriage and the homosexual agenda is not hate speech"...but what does SCOTUS know about laws anyway?

But the lawsuit quoted Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who in the 2015 case which legalized same-sex marriage wrote, "Many who deem same-sex marriage to be wrong reach that conclusion based on decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises, and neither they nor their beliefs are disparaged here."


"Therefore, as a matter of law, religious based opposition to same-sex marriage and the homosexual agenda is not hate speech, but rather is a position that the U.S. Supreme Court has labeled 'decent and honorable,'" the suit explained.


"Because the Ministry's position on 'LGBT' issues is inextricably intertwined and connected to the Ministry's religious theology, and because SPLC and GuideStar have declared the ministry to be a Hate Group due to the Ministry's stand on LGBT issues, what occurred here is that SPLC and GuideStar have discriminated against the Ministry because of its ... religious beliefs."

Not surprisingly, the mainstream media has embraced, without question, the SPLC's list of "hate groups" with CNN publishing their map earlier this month.  Meanwhile, Apple pledged to donate $2 million to the SPLC and Anti-Degamation League in the wake of the Charlottesville attack.

Here is DJKM's President Dr. Frank Wright discussing the lawsuit on Fox News:


Oddly, we didn't see any mention of AntiFa groups on SPLC's map...


gregga777 Tue, 08/29/2017 - 02:50 Permalink

Well, they do want to destroy Christianity, whether it's Russian Orthodox Christianity or Christianity in Europe and the United States. Look at who funds the SPLC and you'll see. Look at who is leading the drive to import Muslims into Europe: George Soros and his Trojan Horse "NGOs" and others of that ilk.

LindseyNarrate… (not verified) LindseyNarrate… (not verified) Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:14 Permalink

Do you people want to see REAL CHANGE begin in our nation, taken-over by literal traitors, abject-criminals, malefactors, and the-corrupted?  Share the following prima-facie evidence of LITERAL TREASON with EVERYONE you people are able, particularly those in the media, and local-politicians, and you WILL, EVENTUALLY, have enough people aware of what this literal traitor did, and that will mean that it will begin to make-its-way into the national- and international-media, like CNN, etc., and the paradigm-of-change WILL BEGIN TO TAKE-PLACE.: John Sydney McCain was pardoned by President Nixon for LITERALLY COMMITTING TREASON AGAINST THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AMONG A MYRIAD-OF-OTHER-FELONIUOS-CRIMES, AFTER HE RETURNED TO THE USA, FOR THOSE CRIMES THAT HE COMMITTED, WHILE IN-CUSTODY OF THE NORTH-VIET-NAMESE, AND HERE IS A RECORDING OF ONE OF HIS LITERALLY TREASONOUS BROADCASTS TO THE NORTH-VIET-NAMESE, THAT WAS RECORDED BY THE CIA, OF HIM SHIT-TALKING THE USA, TALKING ABOUT HOW HORRIBLE THE USA WAS TO THE NORTH-VIET-NAMESE, AND HOW WONDERFUL THE NORTH VIET-NAMESE ARE. You may listen to John McCain, in his own voice, committing literal treason, People: What you, ALL, need to ask yourselves is, WHY-THE-FUCK HAS NO ONE MENTIONED ONE MOTHER-FUCKING WORD ABOUT THIS, INCLUDING THOSE ASS-HATS WHOM RAN-AGAINST THAT LITERAL TRAITOR, AND WHY HAS NOT ONE SOUL EVER MENTIONED THIS ON-THE-MEDIA PROGRAMS, AS A RETORT, WHEN THOSE TALKING-HEADS PRAISE "HERO JOHN MCCAIN"????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As serious as that information is, having prima-facie evidence of the fraudulent birth-certificate of The Crack-Head, is OF EQUAL-IMPORTANCE, because of what is means, and meant, for our society, and not "just" what it meant, politically.  You see, Folks, The Crack-Head's birth-certificate HAS BEEN PROVEN, WITHOUT ANY DOUBT, WHAT-SO-EVER, TO HAVE BEEN A LITERAL FRAUDULENTLY-PRODUCED ENTITY, CREATED FROM A TEMPLATE OF SOMEONE ELSE'S FUCKING BIRTH-CERTIFICATE, and take-a-wild-guess as to whom discovered this FACT, and has BEGGED, PLEADED, AND SCREAMED-FROM-THE-ROOF-TOPS, FOR SOMETHING TO BE DONE WITH THIS INFORMATION, AND FOR LAW-ENFORCEMENT TO DO ITS FUCKING JOB? Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Watch the presentation-of-evidence, listen to the PRIMA-FACIE EVIDENCE, provided, and share that information, as well as the prima-facie evidence of literal treason, committed by John Sidney McCain, against our nation of The United States of America, for the North-Viet-Namese, and let us make a real difference, by presenting evidence that CAN NOT, and WILL NOT, be refuted, and awaken many millions-of-more-people to the macrocosm, which has as its symptoms, the abject-criminality, mis-use-of-funds, malfeasance-of-office, etc., as its symptoms. Thank you, in-advance, for giving-a-shit, and for TRYING to make-a-difference. Lindsey

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Imakewinedisappear Troy Ounce Tue, 08/29/2017 - 05:38 Permalink

Pretty spot-on. Even worse: in the current libtard madness, it is much easier to be slammed if you compliment a beautiful woman (a journalist, a teacher, a politician) for being a beautiful woman, than to say that an ugly woman (a journalist, a teacher, a politician) is, well, ugly. Not that the second will land you in a totally comfortable spot, no, but the first will get you really crucified for reducing that woman's qualities to appearances. When you were just stating a quality, after all.

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jmack LindseyNarrate… (not verified) Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:40 Permalink

You do realize that John McCain was tortured to the point of losing partial use of his arms, in order to coerce him to say that stuff, dont you?  just from a political stragetist perspective, to attack his "treason", when he is going to show you medical proof of his disabilities due to torture, is not exactly a winning methodology....

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SethPoor jmack Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:26 Permalink

BULLSHIT, you ignorant Asswipe!
The incompetent traitor sack of shit injured his arms bailing from one of his plane crashes. You goddam ignorant asswipe. The sawed off coddled incompetent traitor got tangled up in his own parachute; because he --- just like YOU--- fucks up everything he touches. You blithering piece of ignorant scum.

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RedBaron616 jmack Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:16 Permalink

But since Daddy was a big Rear Admiral, McCain came back. Many did not. Johnny learned NOTHING. He wants us in every war imaginable.  I suspect any torture he had was mild compared to what the rest got, especially those who never returned. Johnny also quickly dumped the wife who waited years for his return and married a rich witch.

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Laughing Sawfish Blue Steel 309 Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:12 Permalink

Do you even know what they were "chosen" for? They were chosen to be priests unto God on behalf of humanity but were so bad only one tribe was "chosen" to be priests for that nation.  Don't look down on them though; the rest of humanity is no better than they. Funny that so many think chosen means they are preferred by God over the rest of humanity.

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fiftybagger gregga777 Tue, 08/29/2017 - 05:58 Permalink

"Well, they do want to destroy (Protestant) Christianity"There, fixed it for ya.  Let's see, can you find the Jesuits on that list?  Thought so.  Maybe the SPLC should read the history of how Rome has murdered and tortured millions of non-catholic Christians, Jews and Pagans.  And now the Vatican and their minions have targeted every white Protestant nation for destruction as payback for The Reformation and their subsequent loss of power.  Rome never forgives or forgets.

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Conscious Reviver fiftybagger Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:34 Permalink

Like the Catholics and their famous Inquisition, plenty of Protetants did plenty of torturing during the Reformation. Do I have to drag up examples for you? Plenty of English martyrs were tortured to death.The Catholics Church got on the path to become a tool of Zionist Banksters when the Rothschilds took over Vatican finance in the mid 19th C.I hope they win their lawsuit.

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subversion Blackfox Tue, 08/29/2017 - 05:30 Permalink

it is common for boys leaving school in Israel to urinate on churchesIsrael actually passed laws that allow for the removal and deportation of Christians if they preach is the only belief they targetedIn Israel if you have converted to Islam you will still be accepted by your family....if you convert to Christianity they have a funeral for youIsrael has wall, takes in no foreign immigrants or refugees yet their people demand we take more and moreMost of the first abortion "doctors" in North America were Jews who pushed their agenda on us and made it impossible to receive on in Israel ....let's face it they despise Christianity and want it wiped of the planet because it has always disseminated and destroyed their lies....the white race as well has been a major stumbling block to their world control scheme....the crusaders, Luther and other always fought against them, but now they have overcome the fighting spirit of man with petty things-they read the "Babylonian" Talmud first for direction and guidance-they are a female religion worshiping the importance of birth by mother and not by father (ancient Israel took birthright by father)-the Rothschilds and others control most of the worlds banks - who has the power to to allow men to buy or sell?-Jerusalem was the city that sat on 7 hills long before Rome (Revelation 11:8)I blame Hal Lindsey for writing a crappy book that turned Christians everywhere into Jew worshiping fools. What a strong delusion the world is under.

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Ignatius migra Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:22 Permalink

In the same vein, the Anti-Defamation League is actually the Defamation League (i.e., "you're a Nazi").There are no Nazis in any but minute numbers, but there exists a legion of Nazi accusers.It's a real mind-fuck psychological operation, currently aimed at removing Trump and beating back any nationalist aspirations of the American people who elected Trump.  The globalist agenda, the breaking down of individual and national sovereignty, is the goal.  The so-called anti-fascists (ANTIFA) are the fascists and fascist stooges.

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Sebastianbelle Ignatius Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:48 Permalink

Do you know that the CIA has zero oversight? I suspect they are part of this campaign to label anyone that supports POTUS a Nazi. Much easier to instill martial law etc. The Patriot Act, Continuity of Government which we are currently under since the declaration of the War on Terror was declared by little Bush. They are technically not a legitimate organization and operate outside and above and beyond our Constitution which technically is suppose to be the law of the land. They began in 1947 and now manipulate various members of Congress to do their bidding. We are under tyranny! The reason Antifa covers themselves from head to toe is because they are 'paid' actors and are bussed in to create a crisis. If they were unmasked you would find many of them repeat rally agitators. It is a waste of time to have a Prayer Rally or Free Speech Rally because you are up against 'Paid Crisis Actors'. Now, if you are looking to draw them out to get them 'identified and arrested for there criminal behavior that is a different story but quite frankly your time would be better served figuring out how to block chain news so they cannot stifle free speech! They blocked chained BitCoin...why not news or information? Should FAG (Facebook, Google Apple) be allowed to censor points of view they disagree with? We live in a post Truth era where telling the truth is becoming a Revolutionary Act just as Orwell stated. I personally want the truth and our Constitution with its original intent to be the Law of the Land. I don't think that should be a crime.

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Internet-is-Beast migra Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:53 Permalink

I told my atheist friend the other day that within my lifetime they would make Christianity illegal. Didn't expect it so soon, but at least it was a good prediction. They have been calling the Gospels anti-semitic for a long time, particularly the Gospel of John. How long before Amazon refuses to stock the Bible? Much Christian blood will be shed over the next decades. It will be the blood of martyrs that restores the Church once again.This case is just a catspaw. Of course the SP"L"C was counting on a response in order to make their label lawsuit-proof. Even if the SP"L"C gets censured, the process of legally prosecuting Christians for their beliefs has begun.Marxism red in tooth and claw. 

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ebworthen Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:02 Permalink

Southern Poverty Law Center = a rabble of carpetbagger trust-fund Marxists/Communists/Provocateurs.They work very hard to make certain that there is no debate, free-speech, or resistance to their identity politics. 

LindseyNarrate… (not verified) ebworthen Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:17 Permalink

(((jews))) = a rabble of carpetbagger trust-fund Marxists/Communists/Provocateurs.They work very hard to make certain that there is no debate, free-speech, or resistance to their identity politics. I fixed it for you, because REALITY IS REALITY, REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE MAY WANT THAT REALITY TO BE. Lindsey NB:  Of COURSE it is not "all" jews, but since about 85%, MINIMUM, are pro-israHell, pro-zionist, and look-out for (((their))) (((tribe))), BEFORE ANYONE AND ANYTHING ELSE, let us stop being intellectually-dishonest, SHALL WE?     

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Irvingm (not verified) Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:19 Permalink

Lock all of the hate groups away. Then all you will have is a different lot of hate groups.

Rebelrebel7 (not verified) Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:36 Permalink

What is the purpose of this?! Would everyone be on board with neo Nazis and the KKK if the SPLC didn't label them official hate groups? What precisely does this accomplish? Does it end hatred? Does it list the UN, NATO, WTO,  IMF,  BIS, Central Banks, militaries of different countries, and governments around the world? If the SPLC would really like to end hatred, those would be great places to start! 

vegan Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:45 Permalink

Luckily for Muslims, their religion and culture is very tolerant of same-sex marriage and transgenderism.I'd hate to see Muslim groups labelled as "Hate Groups" :/ 

Dodgy Geezer Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:48 Permalink

In all, the SPLC says there are 917 "hate groups" in the United States which they divvy up into the following categories:Is there one for hating the SPLC? 

vegan Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:01 Permalink

I can't even find a current list, maybe it's a secret list?Here's SPLC's 2015 list of "Active Anti-LGBT Groups" -… of "Ministries", "Churches","Jesus", and "Family" groups in that anti-LGBT hate-group list, but nothing that looks like a mosque or Muslim group.At least Muslims are allowed to openly hate gays with impunity in the land of the free. Jews and Christians, not so much.

Lucretius Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:06 Permalink

SPLC is a terrorist org, a cultural terrorist org! As is Zionism AND Islam   . How else could a rational and reasonable human see otherwise? SPLC is too obvious to mention, Zionists want to inflict usery and abuse upon all "others", and the rag heads are instructed toward world domination, persecution and execution of ALL others! Any questions?

sarz Expat Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:12 Permalink

98% of today's Jews subscribe to the cult of the Pharisees, whom Jesus denounced many times as sons of Satan. The religion Jesus was brought up in was that of the Moses who received the ten commandments. Today's Jews have inherited a black magic cult that was adopted by some of their ancestors in Babylon, during their captvity there. I wonfer if you are a paid Israeli troll or merely a private Judaic supremacist. 

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Golden Showers Expat Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:34 Permalink

Are you still here?I was thinking the other day about whatever happened to you. Yeah. I was out in my yard fucking around thinking about how I blew the fuck up again on Zerohedge and how I was a bad boy again. Then I thought of you. I said to myself in all honesty, I'm insouciant. I play sometimes. And then I thought at least I'm not full of shit like that guy with the gun to the dog's head trying to be clever.Now, seriously. Judaism is matriarchal. But the sense I get from the Old and New Testament is that there is no honor being Jewish and claiming it. Yeah, the old lineage and all that. But I see a record of a people doing it wrong over and over and over and over and over and over and in spite of it and in spite of all of humanity, this renegade groupe of fuck-ups has to steal lineage, steal land and hold the entire human race hostage for what is a well-documented reproof of how utterly banal and undignified this fake fucking shit show of not one not two, not ten, but 12, 13 tribes? is. Jews can be the son of man all day long. Just don't let it make you the better of the One True Creator. That's idiocy. And that's where you come in. To remind us of what idiocy really is.Nigger, please. I've seen it all. From Wexner home movies to fucking christian Jews to fucking coffee shop christians volunteering in Israel to you, to the county fair. Dude, listen, you are doing it wrong. Just like your golden cow worshiping idolterers cast out of every fucking place. I'm serious here: there is nothing as disdainful and sad as a bunch of people who first and foremost insist on owning one piece of dirt of this Earth and claiming sovereignty over mankind. I feel the same way about the Vatican. However, in this case, your presumption is see thru. It is most obvious and common sense that while Mary, Jesus and the apostles were "Jews" so-called, since everything to you is a joke and a fairy tale, how can it be that Jack was a farmer AND cut down the Bean Stalk you fucking idiot.I wish for the day your dog puts that shiny revolver to your head because that's how much fun you are.

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Manipuflation Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:24 Permalink

Well son of a bitch The Sons of Liberty are a Motorcycle Gang just down the road from me who are interested in local politics.  It is just a "general hate" group.  I am going to have to investigate.  Funny that you never run into them and that you never hear about them.  That must mean that they are up to no good. /sarc  A woman is prez in MN.  Huh? Sounds like SPLC bullshit mongering to me.  Whatever.They can't be all bad as they say the following which is NOT the worst I have ever seen: Appendix- Current Legislation and Beliefs •  To support an immediate and complete Audit of the Federal Reserve (HR 459,S 202) by the GAO, and promote consideration for its closure (i.e. End the Fed). •  Repeal of the 16th Amendment. Support HR25/S13 (the Fair Tax) which accomplishes the desired tax reform. •  Support a balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America. •  Repeal the Patriot Act and closure of all Fusion Centers operating as citizen data collection centers. •  Repeal or nullification of any/all legislation respecting Agenda 21 Project and/or any United Nations mandate/law/authority over the United States. •  Congress shall not be exempt from any legislation. •   Abolish the Federal Department of Education.  Educational decisions and funding should be localized within States. •   No legislation voted upon which contains amendments not specifically within the scope of the bill. •   Support a Federal Spending Limitation with a Budget Cap •   No government regulation, restriction or control of the Internet. •   Abolish the Departments of: Energy, EPA, HUD and others not specifically authorized by the Constitution. •   Repeal of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (Obamacare). •   Enforcement of the existing immigration laws. •   No further encroachment onto 2nd Amendment Rights and a repeal of unconstitutional ones already in place. •   There should be no lifetime salary or benefits for Congress. Once out of office all compensation shall cease. •   Regulatory authority shall exist only within agencies under the direction of a cabinet-level department and only with Congressional approval

Rebelrebel7 (not verified) Manipuflation Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:48 Permalink

Seriously? That  is quite a list and considering that you are apparently upset with manipuflation,  why not repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913?There would be no need for income taxes and no need to reduce spending. The budget would automatically balance if Congress coined money debt free as stipulated in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 5 of the constitution! The 16th amendment could be repealed very easily that way!If we pay off the national debt, we destroy the money supply and the economy. The loans issued by banks create money equal to the principal amount of the loan, but do not create the interest owed, always leaving a shortfall of that amount, only to be solved through more debt creation! 

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Manipuflation Rebelrebel7 (not verified) Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:59 Permalink

Why would I be upset with myself?  I must have missed something.  I was just checking the group out further.  I don't see any hate.  It seems that there deal is to take over local dot gov positions which a bad thing to try to do.  I was a Ron Pauler since 07.  I managed to get myself elected to a few posts in the GOP AND DFL.  Maybe I try again?  I don't know at this point.These folks are not a general hate group by any stretch.

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Pollygotacracker Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:52 Permalink

As a bonafide Christian, one who has studied the Scriptures chapter and verse; I have wondered for a while, how long will it be before we are persecuted in our own country? It's here.