Candida Moss

Q: So how are you going to convince someone like Bill O’Reilly to quit claiming that American Christians are persecuted? We
Historians have long known that early Christians wrote -- and wrote and wrote -- about martyrs, but evidence from outside the movement simply does not confirm this picture.
Martyrdom accounts are inspiring but we do those people who suffered and died a deep disservice when we extend their experience to claim that "all Christians are persecuted and always will be" because that's not true.