Steph asked: Have you ever felt harassed, persecuted or stereotyped because of your religious beliefs?
Yes. The current hate campaign by members of the Internet hate group "Anonymous" is straightforward harassment. Some members of this hate group also attempt to persecute members of my religion by putting their names and addresses on the net in the hopes that others won't want to do business with them, etc.
They promote lies about my Church in order to demonize Scientology and Scientologists. That gives them the excuse to carry out their harassment and to pull in others to help them.
The venom and lies these people spew out on the Internet is disgusting.
You can read more about them here: Anonymous.
I also feel an element of harassment from certain members of the news media who are not interested in truth or facts but only in "controversy" and "conflict". The lies and twisted facts coming out of these creeps is also disgusting. You can read about an example of such a twisted news outlet here: Inside the St. Petersburg Times.