Persecuted? This from the former leader of an organisation that has the reigning monarch as its head, automatic representation in the House of Lords, the right to establish its own schools, daily sermons broadcast on state radio and regular broadcasts on TV, automatic attendance at all major state occasions and very generous tax breaks to further add to its enormous wealth. Oh, and not forgetting that they have the Supreme Being on their side. I wish I was persecuted half as much. (Shamelessly stolen.)
One thing the above paragraph missed is that it's also the official religion of the UK. Seriously Americans, the UK has an official state religion. That bit always tickles me, the UK is one of the most secular countries in the world but has an official, legal state religion displayed in every official building but the US, whose constitution expressly forbids government and religion being joined together, is one of the most religious countries in the world. Irony or what?