The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, thinks some Christians living in foreign lands need to "grow up" and stop hyping tales of how they're persecuted.
“When you’ve had any contact with real persecuted minorities you
learn to use the word very chastely,” The Guardian reports him saying.
“Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable. ‘For
goodness sake, grow up,’ I want to say.”
True persecution involves “systematic brutality and often murderous
hostility that means that every morning you wonder if you and your
children are going to live through the day.” He described the experience
of a woman he met in India “who had seen her husband butchered by a
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