A sociologist who is a Christian maintains there is not evidence U.S. society is more hostile to Christians than in the past. Times have changed in certain ways he admits.
One thing that has changed is corporations’ attitude toward the faith. Perhaps it was 30 years ago when the religious right complained about Disney theme parks. It became a custom for gays to come to the Orlando park on certain days. So many showed up it seemed like an organized event. Disney did not organize it, neither did it turn back a good pay day.
The religious right called for a boycott of Disney parks. When no one noticed the boycott had to be called off. There was a similar boycott of Ford Motors. It too was ignored then called off.
There have been laws against full citizenship for black people and proposed laws against Muslim immigrants. There are branches of Christianity that discriminate against women clergy and gay clergy. I know of no law prohibiting Christians from any aspect of full citizenship.
Perceptions have changed, however, and in ways perception is reality. Only a few years ago any public official or public speaker could espouse his/her Christian beliefs and not expect criticism. Now, criticism is in the face of many who testify for the faith. Public expression of no faith is now a common thing.
It is just as easy to be a Christian as it ever was. For many reasons the perception is one of hostility.