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Christians under pressure
U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has come under fire for her evangelical Christian beliefs. But she is in good company. For while Christians in the West have to suffer verbal abuse – and sometimes job and other kinds of discrimination – Christians in the East have much more to endure.
In Iran, for example, where the evangelical house church movement is growing rapidly, believers are being arrested, harassed and persecuted, and in some cases severely beaten. Others have been martyred for sharing their faith with Muslims. And according to one report, a couple died this summer from beatings they received during a raid on their house church meeting in the city of Isfahan.
Lifebite; read on....