I think you might like this book – "Heretic: One Scientist's Journey from Darwin to Design" by Matti Leisola, Jonathan Witt.
The book can be found on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Heretic-Scientists-Journey-Darwin-Design/dp/1936599503
There's certainly discrimination in academics. I've been reading this book about the problems with evolutionary theory, and it contains many examples of prejudice against the idea of Intelligent Design. The funny thing is they don't even bring religion into the discussion for 99% of the book.
I'd also like to quote what the Apostle Paul said about suffering persecution:
1 Corinthians 4:9-13:
>To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment.
2 Timothy 3:10-13:
>You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Stand strong no matter what may come. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. -Philippians 1:21
I can’t say I’m a fan of Kent Hovind, and I’ve never heard of Ian Juby - tho I’ll reserve judgement until I check it out.
Personally I’m a fan of Dr. Jay Wile and Todd Wood, and many of the papers published by BIO-Complexity which was edited for a long time by Matt Leisola who wrote the excellent book Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design.