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Christian couple 'persecuted for faith' following YouTube video

by Hannah Tooley

A Christian couple who broadcast details of their pregnancy and then their miscarriage on YouTube claim they are being persecuted because of their Christian beliefs.

Sam Rader, 29, and wife Nia, 26, from Texas, USA, announced that they had suffered a miscarriage, days after revealing details about their pregnancy online.

They were expecting their third child.

The couple spoke on YouTube about how they had suffered a miscarriage and now say that they are being 'persecuted' by 'haters' because of their Christian faith.

Husband, Sam made the headlines earlier in August after he surprised his wife with the news that she was pregnant, after he used urine she had left in the toilet bowl to do a pregnancy test.

Four days after announcing the pregnancy they released another video speaking about Nia's miscarriage.

However, this came under fire from some medical experts and internet critics who suggested that they had fabricated the pregnancy to gain publicity for their YouTube channel.

Some YouTube viewers suggested the pregnancy test, which was done with a diluted urine sample, may not have been accurate.

The couple have spoken out, saying they are victims of "religious persecution" because of their Christianity, with Sam telling "Absolutely everything is true. We're a Christian family, the last thing we would ever do is deceive our audience. We're very open with our fans.

"I think as long as you're a Christian in this world and a God believer, you're going to get hatred and persecuted and that's just what you expect when you're living the life of God."

On their joint account the couple tweeted: "'Our tiny baby brought 10M views to her video & 100k new people into our lives, She turned our life around & brought us closer together."

It is reported that Nia did not visit a doctor to confirm her pregnancy, or receive treatment after her alleged miscarriage, saying that because her husband was a trained A&E nurse, the couple had all the knowledge they needed to understand what had happened.

Their original pregnancy announcement has been watched by more than 14 million views since it was posted earlier this month.

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