Rick Warren is attempting to respond to all of the criticism he is receiving for refusing to condemn the proposed law in Uganda that would make some homosexual acts punishable by death – claiming that “it is not my personal calling as a pastor in America to comment or interfere in the political process of other nations” – by trying to change the subject with the following tweet:
Globally last yr 146,000 Christians were put to death because of their faith. No one, except Christians, said anything.
I realize that Twitter is not necessarily conducive to rigorous fact-checking, but it would be nice to get some sense of just where Warren got this figure of 146,000 Christian martyrs.
I’ve been looking all over trying to find some article or report or anything to back this up and I’m coming up empty. I’m not saying he’s just making this figure up, but he obviously got it from somewhere and it would be nice to know just what his source is for this claim.