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Many people may think that Christian persecution is something that happened in the past, but it is still occurring today. Ways that Christians are being persecuted include: physical and verbal abuse, imprisonment, kidnappings, bribes, deportation, destruction of property, fines, torture, and even murder (Christian Persecution Today).

These are forms of punishment that a person should not have to face for practicing their faith. Additionally, “Every day, 13 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith, 12 churches or Christian buildings are attacked and 12 Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned, while another 5 are abducted” (Bordoni). These statistics are unsettling, even if you are not a Christian. This horrific persecution is mostly happening in the countries of North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Eritrea, Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, and India.

In Sudan Christians are also being persecuted, with women facing sexual violence. However, they did abolish “the death penalty for apostasy ad guaranteeing freedom of religion in its new Constitution after three decades of Islamic Law” (Bordoni). This is a step in the right direction, but any type of persecution is inexcusable. 

Not all Christians are being persecuted on as such an extreme level as the previous examples. Persecution is also happening to Christians on social media apps. The popular app TikTok is one of them with many creators saying that “Christian content is often censored and removed from TikTok” (Vandenboom). Whether this is true or not, looking through the comment section on a Christian TikTok, one can see the disrespect towards the Christian faith.

Another way Christians are being persecuted on the app is by being banned from going live. Jay’Vion Lawrence Austin is a Christian rapper and singer on TikTok and after having Bible studies over live stream, he was banned from going live on the app, supposedly over age concerns. However, Austin is 18 years old (Vandenboom).

By teaching about and speaking out about the injustice that Christians all over the world are facing in many different ways, Christian persecution can hopefully one day actually become a thing of the past.

Works Cited 

Bordoni, Linda. “13 Christians Killed Every Day in the World Because of Their Faith.” Vatican News, Dicasterium pro Communicatione, 13 Jan. 2021, www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2021-01/report-open-doors-christians-persecuted.html.

“Christian Persecution Today.” Open Doors, Open Doors , 13 Jan. 2021, www.opendoors.org.za/christian-persecution/christian-persecution-today/.

Vandenboom, Liza. “Christian TikTok Videos Are Censored and Deleted in the US, Creators Say.” Religion Unplugged, The Media Project, 11 Sept. 2020, religionunplugged.com/news/2020/5/28/christian-tiktok-content-is-often-censored-and-deleted-creators-say.

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  1. Evelyn 2 weeks ago

    Paige,
    I really respect and appreciate your decision to write on such an attacked and frowned upon topic in our world today. Not only was the topic well chosen, but your word choice was as well. The evidence that you added was a strong addition to the point that you were trying to get across. I would really enjoy reading a longer and more elaborate version of this post in the future!

  2. Gabriel 2 weeks ago

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  3. Kamila 2 weeks ago

    Paige,
    I really like how you introduced your blog post with a very strong message. As a Christian myself I am happy to see someone speak up about this topic. It saddens me to hear and to realize that I did not even know the extent of Christian persecution. I did not know that TikTok censored Christian content. I think your post will defiantly bring awareness to what is going and hopefully will make others think about it.

  4. Rosa 2 weeks ago

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  5. Claire 2 weeks ago

    Paige,
    I really like how you approached this topic. As a Christian, I find this to be a very important topics that many need to be educated on. I liked that you were able to approach this topic in the sense that individuals don’t realize that Christian prosecution is still used in modern time. I liked that you addressed that speaking on Christian prosecution and religious beliefs can later lead to a decrease in this treatment.

  6. Julia B. 2 weeks ago

    Hey Paige!
    I love this blog post! As a Catholic, it saddens me that I did not recognize this. I knew that Christians were persecuted in different countries, but it never occurred to me that Christians were being persecuted on different social media platforms, like TikTok. As someone who scrolls through TikTok, I am not surprised by your research that proves your claim. People can be so sensitive in the comments, and many people take even a 15 second video about their faith as an offense to their faith, or lack of one. This blog post really opened my eyes to see how others are still being abused because of their faith. Thank you for sharing this!

  7. Emily 2 weeks ago

    Paige,
    I like how you introduced this blog post with a strong sentence to get the readers attention. I agree with your point that many people are unaware of the persecution that is taking place towards Christians around the world. You use strong evidence and a variety of sources to support your claim. Additionally, your analysis of the quotes helps the reader understand your argument. I agree with your point that, “By teaching about and speaking out about the injustice that Christians all over the world are facing in many different ways, Christian persecution can hopefully one day actually become a thing of the past.” I believe that through proper education and sharing personal experiences, that we can abolish the persecution of Christians.

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