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RELIGIOUS OPPRESSION Religious Oppression in The United States Ingrid Valerio West Coast University Running Head: RELIGIOUS OPPRESSION Religious Oppression in the United States I. Introduction Religious oppression is when a religious sect or individuals with different beliefs discriminate another sect of different doctrinal practices. Many people have been oppressed due to their religious beliefs. Throughout the course of the history of the United States, hate crimes, vandalism, abuse and murder have taken place in response to individual’s religious beliefs. II. The United States has undergone Religious Oppression for more than a century. a. The belief that one’s religion is superior than others mostly those immigrating to the United States, led to hostility and rejection by Americans to those wanting to practice their religion. III. i. Anti-Jew sentiments ii. Anti-Catholic religious oppression iii. Anti-Mormon religious oppression iv. Anti-Muslim religious oppression Government and State’s relationship with religion a. Role of the United States Constitution in religious freedom. When drafting the Constitution of the United States, religious freedom was not protected. 2 Running Head: RELIGIOUS OPPRESSION 3 b. Role of State in religious freedom. Each state chose how to exercise religious freedom (Koppelman, 2017) IV. Radical religious practices that lead to oppression and religious discrimination c. Anti-Mormon oppression and polygamy in Utah d. Anti-Muslim oppression and terrorism V. a. Furthermore, the occurrence of discrimination against a certain religion may lead to oppression. b. Collective punishment against crime associated with certain groups results to undeserved suffering to the people. VI. a. In conclusion, religious oppression is a serious problem that threatens our value system in the United States and creates more isolation and discrimination amongst the general population. b. Church and State should always be separated but safety and enforcing the population’s Bill of Rights will reflect on America’s way of life. Running Head: RELIGIOUS OPPRESSION References Horell, H. D. (2012). Power, Oppression, Liberation, Religious Education. Religious Education, 107(3), 230-235. doi:10.1080/00344087.2012.678133 Koppelman, K. L. (2017). Understanding Human Differences, 5th Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from 4 ...
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Religious Oppression in the United States
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Religious oppression can be described as a situation whereby the members of a particular
religious group or community discriminate the others due to for instance the differences in what
they believe in and what they hold as important. Over the years, the United States of America
has continued to witness an increase in the oppression of non-Christians. America has even
witnessed cases where some people have been killed on the basis of their religion. Despite the
unending efforts to contain the situation, the cases are still reported (Floyd-Thomas and Pinn,
2011). Non- Christians have never reached to a point whereby they can say that they have
received fair treatment.
In all the countries in the world today, the United States of America is considered to have
the most diversity in terms of religion. This diversity is the one that present opportunities for
some people and poses a threat to others. The Christians who form a majority of the population
in United States receive privilege in terms of treatment. This makes them to marginalize and
deny members of other religious communities any of the privileges that they enjoy as a Christian
community. The non-Christians are even excluded from taking part in some activities that the
Christians consider as being rightfully theirs. Due to this privilege and the kind of treatment
given to Christianity, it is therefore felt as being superior to other religions. It is Christianity that
is used as a bas...

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