Could anti-Christian persecution flare up in the USA? There are troubling signs that leftist activists have Christians in their crosshairs.... Priestly sexual abuse is a real issue. But it also feeds the flames of anti-Catholic emotions. An atmosphere of suppressed rage and fear develops. With every release of the names of yet more abusing priests and bishops it becomes easier to cast all Catholic clergy as depraved monsters.... The temperature is not only increasing for Catholics. All those who hold traditional Christian views are targets. In light of sex scandals, progressives find it all too easy to launch self righteous tirades. They damn Christianity as insufferably patriarchal, out of touch and archaic, but also discriminatory, dysfunctional, abusive and dangerous.