Religious persecution in Iran is felt in America and across the...

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Dr. James West Iran is prominently featured in our news these days. Much of that news is not good.
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Liberal Terminator

Mountain Top, PA

#1 Jun 24, 2009
James,

I share your concern about anti-religious biggotry of Iran. As you rightly cited, American history is replete with freedom of religion. There are many extremists today, right here in America, hiding behind the liberal label that show thier hatred and bigotry against those of any true faith, especially the Christian faith.

This religious bigotry can lead to an Iran of sorts right here in America. Your expressions of religious freedom as expressed in our founding by our founding Fathers, consitution and religious heritage help to dispel that hatred here at home.

And being a religious person yourself, I am glad that you spoke out about this which hightlights our countries' motto, "In God We Trust".

God Bless America.

For Cross, Gun & Free Enterprise.

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hotinaz

Prescott, AZ

#2 Jun 24, 2009
religious persecution???? Tell someone in this country you're a Christian and you'll see what persecution is. Or, better yet, go to the middle east and let it be known that you're a Christian...and a week later see if your head is still attached to your body. Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world.
RossCampbell

Burnaby, Canada

#3 Jun 24, 2009
While we certainly deplore the abuse and injustices of Iranian authorities towards Baha'is in that Nation, we consider that readers should be informed that The National Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of the United States is acting with a similar attitude and plans towards Orthodox Baha'is in America as the attitude and plans of Iranian authorities towards Baha'is who live in that Nation. The National Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of the United States is attempting to use U.S. Courts to force Orthodox Baha'is to stop practicing their Faith, stopping them from identifying themselves as Baha'is or using the name Baha'i or the symbols of their Faith. The National Spiritual Assembly
failed in its Court Action to deprive Orthodox Baha'is of their freedom of religion and now the National Spiritual Assembly filed an appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals of Judge Amy J. St. Eve's decision in favor of the Orthodox Baha'i Faith. Here is the link which leads to the details of the Court Action: http://www.truebahai.com/court_case.html

Evidently the goal/plan of the leadership of the large body of Baha'is concerning Orthodox Baha'is parallels the goal/plan of Islamic leaders in Iran towards Baha'is, namely to eradicate them, and the justification of the leadership of the large body of Baha'is for its actions against Orthodox Baha'is is identical, namely, that it considers Orthodox Baha'is to be apostates (heretical/Covenant-breakers).

“Think”

Since: Mar 07

Edison, NJ

#4 Jun 24, 2009
hotinaz wrote:
religious persecution???? Tell someone in this country you're a Christian and you'll see what persecution is.
Seriously?

Dial down the drama a bit.
joe poli

Reading, PA

#5 Jun 24, 2009
Liberal Terminator wrote:
James,
I share your concern about anti-religious biggotry of Iran. As you rightly cited, American history is replete with freedom of religion. There are many extremists today, right here in America, hiding behind the liberal label that show thier hatred and bigotry against those of any true faith, especially the Christian faith.
This religious bigotry can lead to an Iran of sorts right here in America. Your expressions of religious freedom as expressed in our founding by our founding Fathers, consitution and religious heritage help to dispel that hatred here at home.
And being a religious person yourself, I am glad that you spoke out about this which hightlights our countries' motto, "In God We Trust".
God Bless America.
For Cross, Gun & Free Enterprise.
liberalismisasin.com
Since when did you get religion?
bizarro world

Allentown, PA

#6 Jun 24, 2009
joe poli wrote:
<quoted text>
Since when did you get religion?
Ooooooohhhhhh...you just put yourself in Libby's cross-hairs!

His flood of invective, hate and lies should start any minute now.
joe poli

Reading, PA

#7 Jun 24, 2009
bizarro world wrote:
<quoted text>
Ooooooohhhhhh...you just put yourself in Libby's cross-hairs!
His flood of invective, hate and lies should start any minute now.
Cross hairs or "crossed eyes"?
Fred Flintstone

Skippack, PA

#8 Jun 25, 2009
I think that is the definition of a persecution complex; when you can't tell the difference between true persecution and when people are just plain telling to get stuffed.
Don Schenk

Allentown, PA

#9 Jun 25, 2009
Muslims are intolerant of other religions? Since when is that news?

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