According to a September 13 article in the New York Times; a Roman Catholic Priest was the victim of an acid attack in Zanzibar on Friday. The attack came a month after 2 British girls had acid thrown at them while doing volunteer work at a nursery.
Attacks involving clergy are seemingly on the rise. The website “Before Its News” reported in August that Vietnamese police attacked Christians at a prayer service.
Priests are not only being attacked; they are also doing some attacking of their own. Father Ray Blake, according to the website “Political Bullpen,” launched a verbal assault on the homeless. Blake allegedly stated that homeless individuals are liars and drug abusers.
There are a number of instances in the Bible where messengers for God were attacked for advancing the gospel.
Stephen, one of the first deacons, was stoned to death after delivering a scathing message to listeners. The Apostle Paul was dragged outside, stoned, and left for dead after speaking about Jesus Christ.
The most recent attack in Zanzibar is the third one against clergy in the past year.
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Source: NY Times