On March 19, 2023, the All Israel News reported the newly proposed legislation to outlaw sharing the gospel message in Israel.
“In what may seem like a strange action in the nation that gave birth to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, some lawmakers in Israel are now looking to send Christians to prison for sharing the Gospel of Jesus in their country. Legislation has been introduced by Knesset Members Moshe Gafni and Yaakov Asher, two ultra-Orthodox members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government, seeking to toss people in prison for spreading the Good News of eternal life offered by the Son of God. The proposed law makes it illegal to share Christian messages in conversation in person, online, as well as in print or by email. Violators would be imprisoned for a year, with the punishment doubled to two years if believers are witnessing to someone under the age of 18.” Source.
Huge numbers of Americans say that “climate change” is not science at all, but a religion. According to Rasmussen Reports, 60% of respondents, all Likely U.S. voters, agree with the statement, “Climate change has become a religion that ‘actually has nothing to do with the climate’ and is really about power and control.” – Source.
The China Aid site reported on March 6, 2023, that “if religious believers want to participate in religious activities, they must make online reservations before they can attend services in churches, mosques, or Buddhist temples. Local believers must register and make an appointment through an application called “Smart Religion,” developed by the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Commission of Henan Province… Applicants must fill in personal information, including name, phone number, ID number, permanent residence, occupation, and date of birth, before they can make a reservation. Those who are allowed into the church must also have their temperature taken and show a reservation code… The big data platform “Smart Religion” of the State Administration of Religious Affairs also introduced big religious data and artificial intelligence. The overview of this product utilizes technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, electronic maps, mobile web, and 720-degree VR panoramic map. Through precise positioning and video surveillance of the venues used for religious purposes in Chang’an district, and through religious multidimensional data analysis to improve religious affairs management.” – Source.
“In his address to the nation, (Daniel) Ortega also accused the papacy of having supported Italian dictator Mussolini, and the Vatican of being a “mafia organization”.
“I don’t believe in popes or kings: who chooses the Pope?” he said. “If we want to talk about democracy, the people should first elect priests and the bishops”, and “even the Pope” should be “elected by direct vote and not by the organized mafia in the Vatican.”