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Iran: Protestants sentenced to 80 lashes for consuming communion wine

Catholic World News - October 25, 2013

Four members of the evangelical Church of Iran have been sentenced to 80 lashes for consuming communion wine during a church service, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

The UK-based organization, which advocates on behalf of persecuted Christians, reported that the court decision took place in Rasht, a city of 620,000 in the northwestern portion of the nation.

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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Oct. 26, 2013 7:19 PM ET USA

    But I guess it was OK that the terrorists who hit the Twin Towers were getting their fill of pornography before they took their last flight. Looking at those sorts of pictures is not against Islam, I guess. It always strikes me that they can be so critical of Western sins and decadence, but engage in the same stuff and then some themselves!

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