Is there Christianophobia in the United States?
According to recent sociological research, yes, in some circles there is virulent anti-Christian animosity.
How widespread is it?
We don’t really know.
Does that mean it’s trivial, or even a paranoid persecution-complex figment of Christians’ imagination?
Not at all, because of the unique demographics of anti-Christian hostility.
Where does this information come from?
George Yancey’s recent book, So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States?, which I reviewed in my column at BreakPoint this week. I’ll have more to say about it here later, too.
(By the way, I’d rather not support neologisms using the phobia suffix, since it’s been so misapplied in the case of “homophobia.” The term Christianophobia was used, however, in the book I’ve reviewed on BreakPoint, so I’ll go along with it at least for now.)