Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver:
John Allen Chau, a Covenant Journey alumni, was martyred on November 17, 2018 by the Sentinelese tribal people on the island of North Sentinel. In its effort to preserve the distinctness of the indigenous Sentinelese, the Indian government has granted extreme autonomy – even to the point of allowing the senseless murder of outsiders.
This is not right. His family deserves to bring John’s body back home where he can be buried. Human life is a universal inalienable right. John was seeking to bring them peace and the Prince of Peace. May his sacrifice bring about change and new life to many in North Sentinel and around the world.
He wanted to befriend the Sentinelese to share Jesus with them. He loved Jesus more than life. John was a courageous martyr for Jesus. John’s life and his love for Jesus, to the point of giving his own life to bring the gospel to others, will be remembered and will echo throughout eternity. I know that God will bring good out this loss.
Researchers have long warned that any contact with outsiders could devastate the reclusive tribe as they likely have no immunity to many modern diseases. But so what. They need Jesus even if it kills every single one of them.