If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
What is persecution? Is it being imprisoned, tortured and maybe executed for one’s belief? Or is it that and having unjust laws imposed on you because of your faith? I believe it is both; that persecution is measured on a sliding scale and that all persecution begins slowly and gently, increasing in severity through time. In my fifty plus years as a UK citizen I have witnessed our society going from acceptance and respect for Christianity to open hostility and legal proceedings against believers in various professions. In my opinion it has become open season on hunting believers by humanist and LGBTQ+ campaigners at every opportunity.
Thus I wanted to share an informative short video (36 min) from Christian Concern UK which asks the question I highlight in this post, which also answers the said question. I found it both shocking and useful as a reference.