Source: Mission Network News
March 22, 2019
International (MNN) – Christians are asking ‘What about us?’
It was impossible to miss the mass shootings in New Zealand at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people on March 15. Funerals began Wednesday as families began burying the first of those 50 victims. Round-the-clock media coverage of this attack prompted questions about the lack of coverage of similar attacks on houses of worship, particularly those on Christians.
Open Doors USA’s David Curry says, “You do get the sense that maybe killing Christians isn’t such a big deal. That might seem like an overstatement, but it’s hard to imagine why people are not covering this persecution of Christians to the scale of which it is happening and we need to call the media to account and ask if they are prejudicially overlooking these attacks on Christians.”
The reality, he says, is that in the 21st century, we are living in a time when persecution against Christian believers is the highest in modern history. According to Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List—an in-depth investigative report focusing on global Christian persecution—11 Christians die for their faith every day. Curry explains, “When we’re talking about 11 Christians a day, we’re really talking about only those we know, for a fact, have passed away. We don’t know what’s happened in North Korea. We don’t know what’s happened in some of these regimes where Christians just disappear.”
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