Why Are Christians More Sympathetic Towards Ravi Zacharias Than Pastor James Coates?

Acts 4:19 Hebrews 10:24-25
Joel Webbon

It was recently discovered that Ravi Zacharias committed several counts of egregious sexual sin. Also, Pastor James Coates in Canada was recently imprisoned for continuing his church’s gatherings on Sundays. In light of these two events, many Christians seem to be making defenses for Ravi but condemning Pastor Coates, insisting that his imprisonment is not an example of genuine persecution but merely the appropriate consequence for his foolish decisions.