In 2008, you can be arrested for being Christian

Posted: May 27, 2008 in Legal Prejudice, On Your Wall, Testify
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Go to jailIran is a country full of more than possible nuclear weapons and foreign dictators that look like they have rank food stuck in their beards, it’s chock full of Muslims.

In fact, it’s illegal to be anything else.

Yes, as in “against the law.”

According to this story from the Christian Post, 12 Christian converts from Islam were arrested in what appears to be part of a ‘crackdown’ on the country’s growing house church movement.

Iran is ranked third on Open Doors’ World Watch List for countries with the worst persecution of Christians. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom also lists Iran as a “Country of Particular Concern,” a label given to countries with the worst religious freedom abuses.

Now, that’s a distinction worth climbing the ladder.

I’m sorry, did the story really read, “crackdown”? As in, “these friggin’ Jesus freaks are having too much fun celebrating the risen Savior in the privacy of their own home, so we need to ensure all that fellowship mess is put to an end”? You mean, like that?

Stories like this make me more confident than ever one resolute conviction. It doesn’t matter if you celebrate one God, many gods or none at all. If you do so in this country, you are free to do it wherever you choose. That is true inalienable rights (thank you, Vets). And for anyone in their right mind to make light of that, should take time out of their piteous day to watch this excruciating video (found only on GodTube and the Wall).

Thank you, Jesus for the rights we have in this country. Now, if only the believers here (HiScrivener included) could be this devoted and committed to your cause, what a wonderful world this would be.

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  1. spiritualcourage says:

    Wonderful post. The persecution going on in Iran is unreal, it’s hard for us to fathom living under that kind of oppression!

    open doors usa

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