USSR2 File: Just in time for resurrection of KGB in 2018 (see last post), new Soviet-style Russian law targets Western-based religious groups, esp. Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses, bans proselytizing outside officially sanctioned worship sites, effectively bans house churches, grants de facto protected status to Russian Orthodox Church; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association cancels World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians scheduled to take place in Moscow in Oct., reschedules event later in Washington, D.C., says new Russian law “severely limits Christians’ freedoms”; Billy Graham’s first evangelistic services in Soviet Union took place in 1982, 3 years before glasnost/perestroika; U.S. Baptist preacher charged with holding religious services in his home, advertising them on public bulletin boards, appeals case; Mormon Josh Harrison, based out of Russia’s Samara region from 2013 to 2015, observes: “There was propaganda that we were some kind of cult or spy system because we were American”

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Historic Flashback: Billy Graham’s First-Ever Evangelistic Services in the Soviet Union (source)

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One response to “USSR2 File: Just in time for resurrection of KGB in 2018 (see last post), new Soviet-style Russian law targets Western-based religious groups, esp. Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses, bans proselytizing outside officially sanctioned worship sites, effectively bans house churches, grants de facto protected status to Russian Orthodox Church; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association cancels World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians scheduled to take place in Moscow in Oct., reschedules event later in Washington, D.C., says new Russian law “severely limits Christians’ freedoms”; Billy Graham’s first evangelistic services in Soviet Union took place in 1982, 3 years before glasnost/perestroika; U.S. Baptist preacher charged with holding religious services in his home, advertising them on public bulletin boards, appeals case; Mormon Josh Harrison, based out of Russia’s Samara region from 2013 to 2015, observes: “There was propaganda that we were some kind of cult or spy system because we were American”

  1. mah29001 September 21, 2016 at 3:55 am

    I’m sure the Kremlin is either looking for the “Art of the Deal” or will just slip more money into the Clinton Foundation to get by in November….

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