The Inconvenient Truth

2015 was the "worst year in modern history for Christian persecution," according to Open Doors, a human rights organisation that has been documenting the persecution of Christians since 1955. According to its latest data, more than seven thousand Christians were killed for their faith in 2015 — almost twice as many as in 2014. In addition, more than two thousand four hundred churches were attacked, damaged or destroyed — again, more than double the number of the previous year.

It may well be that the liberal Christian tendency to worry about minor slights against people of other faiths far more than they worry about major offences against their co-religionists by people of other faiths is Christlike and, therefore, a good thing. However, the liberal Christian tendency to ignore, even to deny, the routine and often state backed violence against Christians in many arts of the world because they just can't stand the idea that sometimes it is not western Christians who are the bad guys, is most definitely not Christlike. It is pathetic, wrong and it gives a green light to those who are doing the persecution to be even more cruel and hateful.

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