Government is like Junior High. Your status depends upon whom you're able to persecute.
Start focusing your attention on the people that God puts you with, even if they hate you, even if they persecute you and speak bad things about you. Work with them and pray for them! - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
It takes quite a spine to turn the other cheek. It takes phenomenal fortitude to love your enemy. It takes firm resolve to pray for those who persecute you. (with reference to Matthew 5) - Rob Bell
As long as you persecute people, you will actually throw up terrorism. - Antonia Fraser