They Hated Him Because He Told the Truth refers to an exploitable image, taken from a Christian comic, revolving around the Bible passage of Galatians 4:16, in which Jesus asks “Have I now become your enemy by telling the truth?”.
Online, the moment is used as a popular reaction image macro, and exploitable meme, replacing the words of Jesus.
The comic book panel comes from the 1997 Christian comic, titled Charlie’s Ants, from Jack Chick.
The plot of the pamphlet revolves around Charlie, who tries to warn an ant colony about an impending flood.
Later, his friend, Sarah shows up to tell the life story of Jesus, illustrating various Bible passages.
The first parody of the comic book panel was uploaded to Reddit by PastryChefSniper on November 21st, 2016.
The format rapidly turned popular, spreading on to Facebook sites, as well as the r/DankChristianMemes subreddit.
“They Hated Him Because He Told the Truth” would appear on sites like Imgur, Facebook, Reddit as well as Instagram.
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