Pastor Thai Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee who fled to Canada for safety, said it may now be safer for Christians in Vietnam.
“At least 75% of all religiously motivated violence and oppression is suffered by Christians,” Christenson said.
Rather than reaffirm the legitimacy of their arguments, I’m more convinced than ever that “love is love”, was, and still is a lie. Their goal was domination, not “equality.”
During the presentation, white, Christian, male students were brought before their peers and told they were responsible for being “oppressors” by virtue of their inherited privilege.
While many in the privileged Western world are busy competing for oppression points from cartoons, hairstyles, and children’s books, this is a timely reminder of what real oppression looks like.
“There have also been unconfirmed reports posted to social media, noting that the same police-state crackdown isn’t being applied to Mosques…”
Police vehicles and unmarked SUVs blocked the entrance to the church around 8am on Wednesday as authorities erected chained fencing around the building’s perimeter.
“The police brutally exceeded their powers by issuing their warrant for no good reason, as all government requirements were met,” the church said in a statement.
“The men who are being persecuted and the churches that are being persecuted are asserting the supremacy of Jesus Christ over the church in a way that offends the government that wants to be supreme over the church.”
Pastor Coates has been imprisoned in the Edmonton Remand Centre since February 16, after he refused to sign a bail condition, which his lawyers described as effectively promising “to stop exercising his Charter freedoms of conscience, religion, expression, association, and peaceful assembly.”
“Understandably, some Muslim groups – and others – see this term as damaging and misrepresentative of Islam, and consider that it stigmatises them by encouraging stereotypes and stoking division,” ASIO’s director-general of security said.
“They were at the end of their rope and hurting, but thought that maybe there was something worth believing when they heard we’d be having services.”
Alberta Premier, Jason Kenney, is facing increased backlash after a pastor was jailed for conducting worship services in defiance of state-enforced restrictions which deemed church a non-essential practice.
Victoria Police have arrested and charged the Melbourne Pastor who made headlines last week for conducting a church service in defiance of state restrictions.
“I read to my children the work the Lord is doing in people through James so they can see the sacrifice of their father is not in vain.”