Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Pastor Arrested in Minnesota for Sharing the Gospel?

From The Activist Mommy:
This is absolutely outrageous. How is this happening right here at home without more backlash? Every single American who values the First Amendment, whether they’re religious or not, should be horrified to hear that a man was arrested in a mall simply for privately sharing his faith with fellow shoppers. What’s worse, of course, is that the man is himself a religious refugee who came to the US to seek refuge from persecution.

“I came to the U.S. as a political and religious — as a Christian — refugee. They oppressed me for my faith in Iran. I was stabbed in Iran,” Pastor Ramin Parsa told PJ Media in September. “These things might happen in other countries, oppressive dictatorships, but not in America,” he explained. Parsa is now a pastor in Los Angeles but had been visiting Minnesota for a few days in August. During a visit to the Mall of America, he engaged in a private conversation with two Somali-American women.

“Our conversation was casual. At first, we were not talking about the gospel,” Parsa explained. “They asked me, ‘Are you a Muslim?’ I said, ‘No, I used to be a Muslim and I’m a Christian now.’ I was telling them the story of how I converted.” When another shopper overheard the conversation, however, this is when the trouble began. (Read more.)

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