I won’t pretend to understand a thing about the American chicken sandwich wars, and I fail to see real serious persecution of Christians (as exists in a lot of places of the planet!) in any of it,but to those who are truly persecuted for their faith in Christ I have these verses:
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them
Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me.
Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.
I know I’m not there either, and neither do I know real persecution like some of our fellow believers do (which includes torture and death sometimes) but I pray for the Spirit to lead me towards the path of self-giving, not self-seeking, and to shine the Light, even if the darkness reacts strongly against it… So that when I encounter the clash between the Kingdom and the Powers that be, that I know that I’m with Christ, the one who gave Himself, even if it cost Him His life…