A while back I wrote a post that essentially asked the question: Will Western Christians see more persecution in the coming years? To that, I would say, "Yes!" Now, we must keep in mind that persecution isn't "always" physical, it is manifest in social, economic, ethnic and gender mistreatment too (among other things). Personally, I think that in America, social persecution against Christians is becoming a sort of norm. It's as if we're an easy target and easy to pick on, so, that's why people do it.
Anyways, Old Testament professor Dr. Claude Mariottini has written an interesting post that reveals such discriminiation. In brief, he picks up on a story concerning a young, teenage girl who was forbidden by her school from wearing a chastity ring. The girl took the case to court and was ultimately ruled against. The contradiction or double-standard is seen in the fact that a muslim girl could wear head-coverings and a sikh girl could wear bangles (a type of jewelry) but that this Christian girl was not permitted to wear a chastity ring--as I understand it, the school said it was against their dress code. Anyways, check out the story by clicking the following link: Mariottini: The Case of the Chastity Ring. You might follow some of the links Dr. Mariottini provides if you are really interested in the story.