Friday, July 13, 2012

Revolutionary Guards Close Church Properties

It looks like Iran is trying to "Keep Up With" the Saudis.  Despite 1,300 years of animosity between them, Shia Iran is fast catching up to Sunni Saudi in the suppression of Christianity.  Monkey see, monkey do? 


Revolutionary Guards Close Church Properties
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 (6:59 am)

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

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.