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Photo Of Prakash Raj’s Visit To A Church Shared With Misleading Context

Photo Of Prakash Raj’s Visit To A Church Shared With Misleading Context

Posts claiming actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj is a Christian go viral on social media, as pictures of him in a church get widely shared.

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj faced scrutiny on social media, as pictures of him in a church were circulated with one of the claims saying that he has become a Christian.

Prakash raj is a christian, all christians of india hates Modi it seems.

Posted by Hitesh Tiwary on Monday, February 4, 2019

Other posts said that this was hypocritical on his part due to reports of him stating earlier that he does not believe that Ayyappa is god.

Meet Mr. @prakashraaj. Last month we heard him saying he doesnt believe Ayyappa is God.Now see him behaving like an…

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Fact:

Raj visited the Bethel AG church in Bengaluru on Sunday, as part of his outreach towards various religious communities.

But contrary to social media claims, his visits to religious places of worship were not just limited to a church. Raj had also visited a temple, a mosque and a gurudwara, which he claims he did, to promote religious inclusivity.

As i reach out to CITIZENS ..respecting all religions.. to be respected and blessed by all is the spirit of our NATION….

Posted by Prakash Raj on Monday, February 4, 2019

However, his visit to the church was taken out of context by many, who believed that this signified he was a Christian.

BOOM also found the footage of the incident which inspired the conspiracy claiming that Raj did not believe Ayyappa to be a god.

In the footage, he is heard saying that any god that forbids women to worship is not considered a god by him, in order to extend solidarity towards women protesting for the right to enter the Sabarimala temple.


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Archis is a fact-checker and reporter at BOOM. He has previously worked as a journalist for broadsheet newspapers and in communications for a social start-up incubator. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and a Master's in Media and Political Communication from the University of Amsterdam.

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  1. Bhushan M

    February 7 at 3:11 pm

    At temple and gurudwara he was not seen praying but they were political visits, but church you see how involved he is in praying…. There lies the difference, probably the author is also a converted christian..

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