There's "criticism" and there's "firing or refusing to give people a job because of their beliefs."
Oh, so you're really not allowed to live out your homophobia (based on some 2000 year old text and the say-so of an immoral god, no less) to discriminate against people's sexual orientation that's none of your damn business anyway? Tough shit!
I've also heard of people being treated as mental patients because of their faith.
You're dismissing us out of hand and lashing out at us.
Dude, you guys had 10 times more time than homeopathy to come up with evidence for your beliefs and literally all you got is a self-contradictory book. Whose fault is this?
And stop with this ridiculous persecution complex already.
In extreme cases, people of faith (or the wrong faith) experience discrimination. Your point? They sure as hell aren't exempt from criticism.
I should point out that any belief system, including atheism And there you fail again. How can NOT believing in one single thing be a belief system? Atheism deals with one issue only: atheists don't believe there's sufficient evidence to prove that a god exists. That's it.