We have had, and still do have, religious persecution in this country....we could have religious persecution here in this country...
Roger Oglethorpe, banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for disagreeing with the Puritans.
Jews in America being discriminated against because of their faith.
jehovah's Witnesses having to go all the way to the US Supreme Court to prove their right not to salute the flag (Barrett vs. West Virginia Board of Education, 1943).
Muhammed Ali refusing to be inducted and going to Vietnam because he was a Black Muslim, being stripped of his World Heavyweight Boxing title and barred from boxing for a few years.