(DAILYMAIL) — A couple who revealed to the world that they had suffered a miscarriage in a YouTube video, just days after announcing that they were expecting, insist that they are being 'persecuted' by 'haters' because of their Christian faith.
Sam and Nia Rader, from Wills Point, Texas, hit headlines earlier this month when they posted a video to YouTube in which the 29-year-old father-of-two 'surprised' his wife, 26, with the news that she was pregnant, after he used urine she had left in the toilet bowl to do a pregnancy test.
But just four days after the video went viral, the childhood sweethearts were back with another clip in which they tearfully revealed that Nia had suffered a miscarriage - and soon after came under fire from medical experts and internet critics who suggested that they had faked the entire incident in order to gain publicity for their YouTube channel.
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Now, the couple have spoken out to defend themselves - while claiming that they are the victims of 'religious persecution' because of their Christianity, with Sam telling People.com: '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.'