Fundamentalists love persecution — or more accurately they love to call things persecution which people in real persecuted countries wouldn’t even notice.
For example, if there are ten miles of street that fundamentalists are allowed to preach on and ten square feet that is off-limits for safety reasons, you can bet your life on where the fundy street-preacher will end up standing. And don’t even think about asking him to get a permit…
The list of new persecutions is never ending.
Building Safety Codes? Persecution!
Not to mention health inspectors, noise ordinances, gun laws, emissions tests…
Jesus would never have put up with all of this! It’s not like ever told his followers to follow the government’s rules or pay taxes, after all. Those early Christians just didn’t know how good they had it.