Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:
Losing John, so full of life and potential at 26, would be a tragedy in any circumstance. But in this young missionary’s case, the world didn’t just lose a warm and engaging soul. It also lost sight of the kind of conviction that drives Christians to take risks like his. In the days since John was killed by the Sentinelese tribe — so isolated that Indian law makes it a crime to visit — the chasm between the evangelical worldview and the rest of the country has never been clearer.
Yes, he broke the law — an ill-advised, isolationist policy that keeps the Sentinelese trapped in a world of hostility and fear. A law that’s become a barrier to anyone reaching them. But, as John knew, there was a higher law than man’s — God’s. And while the culture may reject it, our mandate is to the take the name of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth, whether that’s on a remote island or in a cubicle at work.
The transcendent truth and love of Christ belongs to everyone. John believed that with his life. That may make him radical to some, but it doesn’t make him reckless. This is a young person who sacrificed himself for the highest purpose. He was a son, uncle, brother, and friend who left the most important legacy of all: taking up his cross and following Jesus — wherever that may be.