The Death of Salman Taseer and the Plight of Pakistan’s Christians

By Kristin Butler

In a country where a dispute over water can lead to charges of blasphemy, and an accusation of blasphemy can lead to a death sentence, the murder of a governor might spell the death of all justice.

“He was the only one who dared to raise his voice for what he believed in,” says Pakistani Christian advocate Joseph Francis, of slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer.

For the past year and a half, a chilling story has been unfolding in Pakistan.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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