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1. To avoid responsibility for one's actions or deflect responsibility for another's actions by claiming religious persecution.

2. To advance a political agenda by claiming those opposed to it are engaging in religious persecution.
1. Joe Doe was fired from his popular reality show for engaging in inappropriate conduct with a staffer. Senator John Roe talks about his strong faith-based values and suggests Joe is being persecuted because of his faith, thereby engaging in faith-baiting.

2. Presidential candidate Robert Jones spoke at a rally stating that his constituents inability to impose their religious beliefs on others constituted the start of religious persecution, thereby engaging in faith-baiting.
by Head of the Maids' Union October 22, 2015
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