The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “persecute,” as

to harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict
specifically to cause to suffer because of belief


The 25:40 Project provides financial support to the Pipe Hitter Foundation,

The Pipe Hitter Foundation is committed to defending the rights and freedoms of our men and women in uniform — the same rights and freedoms they risk their lives to uphold. To fulfill this mission, PHF has the following broad goals:

And Jesus said

I was in prison and you came to visit me

Matthew 25:36

In the broader sense, not only should we visit the imprisoned, but rather we should help keep the wrongfully persecuted from becoming imprisoned. They are the least of these brothers and sisters of ours.