In parts of China, government officials are going around to Christian churches and pulling down the crosses. That’s religious persecution.
But being expected to mind your own business while people do things that your religion doesn’t approve of is not religious persecution.
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who heads up the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, seems confused on this point. Lori recently complained about “bloodless persecution” of religion in America.