“Stop posting about a non-Christian rap label. I’m so sick of these ashamed anti-christs.”

“I won’t buy another Reach Records album ever again. I lost all respect for them.”

“They’ve updated their statement from 116 to 666: “From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.” John 6:66″

These are a few of the many critical replies that readers left in the comment section of Rapzilla’s Wednesday report on Reach’s new about page on its website, which no longer mentioned the Bible verse Romans 1:16.

As critics questioned if Reach was still unashamed of the gospel, its co-founder, Lecrae, ministered in Qatar, according to several posts on social media.


Qatar is a Middle Eastern country which borders Saudi Arabia and ranks No. 18 on Open Doors’s World Watch List of countries where Christians are most persecuted.

While the poster above states that Lecrae ministered with Collision Records CEO Adam Thomason in the city of Doha, Qatar’s capital, where the host said is significantly less dangerous than other parts of the nation, the irony that professing Christians — from behind their computers and phones in America — criticized a fellow Christian for being ashamed of the gospel as he preached in the Middle East remains.