just cause the government isnt doing it doesnt mean that christians arent being persecuted. there are many atheist groups out there that say things to intentionally belittle Christians and believers in religion. that is a form of persecution.
Also since various state governments are making it illegal for Christians and Jews to homeschool their children if they don't like the public school curriculum... yes the government IS persecuting the religious. it just so happens that the majority of those affected by this are Christians or Jews.