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Update: Persecution in India
25 February 2010, 8:07 am
Filed under: Persecution | Tags: , ,

I put up a video yesterday of Francis Chan’s reflections on the persecution of Christians in India’s Orissa state. It has been questioned whether those being beaten in the footage are actually Christians, so the video has been pulled until this is confirmed. Persecution of Christians today is a horrible reality. This is not being questioned, just the accuracy of the footage used by Cornerstone Community Church.

Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds comments:

I’ve been in touch with the folks from Cornerstone Community Church, and the videos are being pulled until their accuracy can be verified.

The question is not, as one commenter thought, about whether or not we doubt that severe persecution is occurring in India or in other parts of the world. The question is whether or not the footage in these videos is depicting Christians being persecuted for their faith. If it’s not, we don’t want to show it, as doing so knowingly would be both misleading and manipulative.

I apologize for my contribution to any confusion. I hope this doesn’t distract from the fact that such persecution is real and terrible, requiring prayers for our brothers and sisters. Again, I commend to you Voice of the Martyrs for ways to get involved and informed.

Please continue to remember our persecuted brothers and sisters as if you were bound with them.

Hebrews 13.3

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