Friday, July 13, 2012

Iran: more churches closed

With increasing speed the Iranian government is making it difficult, if not impossible for Christians to practice their faith.  This closing is the latest in a continuing effort to make Christianity a thing of the past in Iran.

And to protect these endangered Christians in Iran, the Obama administration is doing what exactly?

From WorthyNews July 11 by Joseph DeCaro

Revolutionary Guards Close Church Properties

TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)– Both the Central Assembly of God Church in Tehran and its summer campsite have been closed by the Islamic authorities, according to the Farsi Christian News Network.

Officers of the Revolutionary Guards closed the Jennat-Abad Church along with its campsite, the "Garden of Sharon," once a popular site for Christian gatherings and conferences; eye witnesses' reported a large notice posted on the gates warning of severe consequences should anyone try to enter the premises.

These latest closures follow the official termination of Friday Persian (Farsi) language services and the compulsory cancellation of all Bible classes as well as any distribution of Christian literature.

After the Iranian New Year celebrations, Islamic state security insisted that church leaders reveal the National ID numbers of their congregations, causing some to stop attending services.

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