Iran: Evangelical Christians Are a 'Threat to National Security'

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The Iranian government views evangelical Christians as a threat to national security and has imprisoned some of them for up to 8 years, according to a UN report. The report on the human rights situation in Iran also says that things have not improved for the country's religious minorities since the election of President Hassan Rouhani last year.

    Presenting his report to the UN Human Rights Council, Dr Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, said that President Rouhani had yet to deliver on promises to end discriminatory practices and grant minority citizens more rights.

    The report features a list of known religious prisoners in Iran, including their sentences and reasons for conviction.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-...-Christians-Are-a-Threat-to-National-Security
     
  2. poncho

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    Washington has said the same thing about evangelical Christians in several of it's government documents starting with one that was written while George W. Bush was in office.

    This is but one such example.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/5/dod-presentation-classifies-catholics-evangelicals/?page=all

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  3. go2church

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    Not sure what Poncho is referencing or what it has to do with Iran. Unless it is some way of connecting what is happening to Christians in America to those in Iran. If that's the point, uh, not even close.

    It's heartbreaking and inspirational all at the same time to see what fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are experiencing for following Jesus.
     
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    Uh, keep ignoring what's happening here and we might be living under the same conditions before you know it.
     
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    Preach the Gospel--until you die

    No rose gardens for Real Christians in this world folks. If we are doing what Jesus said, we will be getting persecuted. (This does not mean all those persecuted are following Jesus.)

    "Why do you call me Lord, and do not what I say?" Jesus to His disciples, circa A.D. 33---2014.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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