Monday, 13 September 2010

Bibles are being burned – but this does not interest the mainstream media

Jesus’ way led to the cross. He also promised difficult times for His followers. El Greco: Jesus Carries the Cross (1580). Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

When the pastor of a tiny American church says he will burn Qur’ans, the media all over the world are abuzz with the news. Pastor Terry Jones never even carried out his threat.

But when Bibles and burned and destroyed, the mainstream media keep silent. Today, The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter reported on the persecution of Christians in Laos. Village dwellers who practice traditional religions believe that the Bible is a dangerous book, the source of bad luck and misfortune.

Laos is not the only country in which Bibles are burnt and Christians persecuted. The Voice of the Martyrs reports on many other places where it is dangerous to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

Will the mainstream media ever wake up to report on the persecutions that Christians are suffering from in many countries?