That is correct. That must have come from an honest Christian.http://www.salon.com/2013/02/2 4/the_myth_of_persecution_earl y_christians_werent_persecuted /
“The Myth of Persecution”: Early Christians weren’t persecuted
The Romans did not target, hunt or massacre Jesus' followers, says a historian of the early church
The History Department of the Church wrote her own History as directed by the fathers. The Romans were only after the Jews. They would have surely welcomed the rebels and renegades of Judaism.