Sunday, September 18, 2005

Australian downfall

Today in church, my pastor read a letter he had received a couple of days ago. John Howard ( prime-minister of Australia) has instated "anti- vilification laws." These outlaw any vilification of any race, religion, group, sect, etc.. ( you can read more about these laws online, Google news, Crickey Website, and other Australian sources). A friend of my pastor has been tried and sentenced to time in prison ( I'm not sure how much, though), for speaking out against Islam when preaching. Witnessing to unbelievers against this religion, has landed a good Christian missionary in prison. Not only is this law anti-freedom of speech, but totally sinful. Remember this comes from Australia! Not a Communist country like China or Vietnam. Another chaplain was imprisoned for reading a part in the Bible that talks against witchcraft! All the man did, was read God's Word, and was imprisoned for breaking the law. ( He was preaching to some crowd and was heard by a witch who took him to court). This is really incredibly outrageous! My pastor's friend is currently appealing the sentence, so my prayers go out to him, Australia, and it's people....

8 Comments:

  • Wow! That is really shocking!

    By Blogger Polka Dotted Pickles, at 7:07 PM  

  • This is bad news for AiG - Australia's going the way of Canada with this sort of thing. How long before the US does?

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 8:02 PM  

  • That is really sad and pathetic; I thought Australia was a better country for Christians to live in too, I guess not.

    By Blogger Sara, at 9:51 PM  

  • Yeah, it is really surprising that this happened in Austrlia. They disguised the law as," anti RACE vilification" but it actually means, you can't say anything negative about anyone else.

    By Blogger MVB, at 6:16 PM  

  • yeah, i thought australia was more democratic than that.

    By Blogger Polka Dotted Pickles, at 9:38 PM  

  • Australia is quickly becoming a socialist nation.

    They recently outlawed privat firearms ownership and since then their justice and freedoms are being stripped away almost as fast as their crime rates are rising.

    People mock me for saying it but it is true that the first step in bringing tyranny to a country is to deprive the citizens of their right to arm themselves.

    By Blogger Rabenstrange, at 1:04 AM  

  • "People mock me for saying it but it is true that the first step in bringing tyranny to a country is to deprive the citizens of their right to arm themselves."

    To that I supply a hearty "Amen"!

    By Blogger pete, at 2:54 PM  

  • Hi guys, thanks for posting. It's sad that Australia is heading in this direction, but I guess America is too, in certain ways...

    By Blogger MVB, at 10:03 PM  

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