This is how persecution works. I know you liberals will think "What a persecution complex those Christians have," but I expect as much from the ignorant. Every persecution (as opposed to enslavement, which is a whole different brand of evil, which is why it didn't happen this way with blacks) starts with scapegoating. It's difficult to persecute someone if there's no reason for it. So Jews were "behind the bad economy" in Germany in the 20s. Non-communists were "plotting a counterrevolution" in every communist country. Christians "burned Rome" during Nero's reign. Nowadays the scapegoat is "Christians are intollerant" or "Christians want to destroy the gay community."