Christians to get 80 lashes for drinking communion wine in Iran

Oct 24, 2013 Full story: The Drinks Business

A court in the Iranian city of Rasht has sentenced four members of the Church of Iran to 80 lashes each for drinking wine during a communion service.

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Magdeburg, Germany

#1 Oct 25, 2013
It is redundant to drink communion wine. It is only symbolic act, which is done by priests during ceremony. Christians get communion such symbol of bread. What a Christian confession is there? Why do they drink wine?It is not necessery.

Binghamton, NY

#2 Oct 27, 2013
I feel for you. If Body and Blood of Christ is "just a symbol", then why bother? Runs much deeper bro, much deeper.

Johannesburg, South Africa

#3 Oct 30, 2013
This seems to be such a bizarre form of "justice". Why can there not be tolerance of people whose religious beliefs and practices happen to be different????

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