Friday, February 27, 2009

Oppression and Christianity in Cuba

From Mission Network News:

Cuban government remains unfriendly toward Christians

Cuba (MNN) ― Persecution remains high in Cuba, though unconventionally.

"In Cuba, it is different than in some other areas," says Ken Leggatt of World Serve Ministries. "Pastors aren't arrested typically, or beaten, or persecuted in that type of manner. It's more the situation where the government enforces laws that are on the books for everybody, but with the tendency towards punishing or using them to annoy or create hardships to Christians."

An examples of this is a law where everyone was told they had to buy a new refrigerator. Citizens were allowed to take out loans to buy the refrigerators, but church planters and Christians were prohibited from getting loans. Many similar cases have made life difficult for believers in the communist country.

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