Wait wait wait! I had never heard of the Cult of Reason, so I clicked the link you provided. So the Cult of Reason went around and took down crosses (some from graveyards) and converted christian churches into something else. Sure, it's in bad taste to mess with someone's gravestone, but as soon as the Christians got back in power they killed by guillotine the leaders of the Cult of Reason.
Who is persecuting who here?