Over the past year, Pastor Eric Foley and his Christian mission group, Seoul USA, have released around 50,000 40-foot homemade, hydrogen-filled balloons outfitted with Bibles and personal testimonials over rural areas of the country, Fox News reports. Bibles are attached to the balloons in a box or a bag.
In North Korea, citizens are forced to follow the state ideology known as “The Juche Idea.” Christians there “are the most persecuted believers on earth,” Foley told Fox. He estimates that there are around 100,000 Christians in the country. The network reports that 30,000 of those Christians “are believed to be locked inside concentration camps, where they are overworked, starved, tortured, and killed.”
Nobody should be persecuted or concentration-camped for their beliefs, even if they read something as scary and immoral as the Bible. But if what this guy says is true about the persecution of Christians in North Korea (and I wonder about those numbers they’re throwing around), do they honestly think anyone is going to rush out into the street to grab one of these Bibles, risking being spotted by the authorities and subsequently jailed or worse? Come on.