It’s easy to take our freedoms for granted, and those who have, begin to trample them.
Here’s why we get so twitchy when we see Democrats looking to limit our rights — religious and otherwise.
We know what’s happening in other parts of the world where such rights are not taken as seriously. For example, what happened to this one family in Azerbaijan, which has the misfortune of being bordered by Russia in the north, and Iran in the South.
A six-year-old boy who took Christian booklets to school as gifts for classmates landed his parents in trouble with authorities in Azerbaijan.
The boy’s act led to the head teacher calling the police who then raided the parents’ home, seizing Bibles, Christian pamphlets and CDs of worship songs.
The police also discovered that, on New Year’s Eve 2018, the Christian couple, Safqan and Gulnar Mammadov, had held a Christian event for children at their home and that twelve youngsters had each received a party gift of sweets and a picture book about the birth of Jesus.
Their house was RAIDED by cops, over the kid’s booklet about Jesus.
A pastor who was present at the party was also interrogated by police, who later searched his home and seized all the items of Christian literature they could find.
The couple were charged with possessing religious literature that did not bear a government “control mark” and holding a children’s meeting in violation of a law that relates to punishing “clergy and members of religious associations holding special meetings for children and young people”.
The Mammadovs were each fined 1,500 manats (£700; €785; $880) on 16 April, which is more than three months’ average wages for salaried work in Azerbaijan.
A ‘government control mark’ on religious literature.
How nice. Just wait until those freshman Democrats hear about THAT ‘wonderful idea.
Fined 3 months’ wages for giving out picture books about Jesus at a children’s party? Yikes!
The ‘hearing’ was over and done in 10 minutes.
Three other Christians got a similar fine for attending a Bible study in the country that’s 96% Muslim… but the number of such arrests is actually declining.
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