You have that right. Christians are seen as easy targets, because they think what Christians believe is antiquated and easily dismissed through logical thinking.
However, what they really rely upon is that Christians don't know enough to defend their faith and their views. They believe, mistakenly, that Christianity cannot be defended successfully. Once you know the defense, it's much easier to trip up Christian haters. They have already given you all the ammunition you need, in fact.
What we need are more people who can defend Christianity at all levels. We need to resist being pushed into dark corners where we are no longer a threat to their ideals. We must meet them head on and win. Otherwise, we will find ourselves not just marginalized, but (as it is currently happening) being forced to accept reprehensible things.
The end result will be laws forcing us to do things that are clearly against our beliefs. So, you must consider carefully how to stand up against these "reasonable" restrictions. They exist only because, as Christians, we accept them. We need to start pushing back...not by yelling loudly or showing anger (yet)...but by showing how hypocritical and unreasoning these kinds of restrictions have become.
When you start discriminating against one group and justify it by saying you don't want to avoid problems, then you've decided that the ends justify the means and have crossed the line of persecution...albeit mild, but at its core, this is what it is.