Monday, March 10, 2014

Epidemic Number of Christians Killed Surpasses Early Martyrs

Everyday martyrs.

More Christians are killed today for their faith than in the early centuries of Christianity combined.

Catholic journalist John Allen Jr.'s latest tome, The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christians, is shocking.

It tells how Christians have become the most persecuted religious group in the world today.

Lethal persecution is occurring all around the world today, according to Allen.

One Christian is killed for the faith every hour, estimates show.

Yearly, 100,000 are killed according to Todd Johnson at the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

80 percent of all acts of religious discrimination today are directed against Christians, according to Martin Lessenthin, former chair of the International Society for Human Rights, notes Allen.

This is the greatest story never told in the early 21st century.

Believers are targets of convenience for people who may be angry at the West.

You may have read about churches being pillaged and parishioners attacked.

It's not a middle-class guy like me but a poor mother  of five, for example in Bangladesh and Belize.

Whatever action the U.S. takes toward countries needs to also take into account how it will touch innocent children, women, Christians, and others faiths also.

Clergy need to stand together and cry out about this plight that seems forgotten in the media now.

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