Religious Persecution is personal: Hebrews 13:3

Enough of Killing Christians, be it in Siria, Irak, Libya, Iran, wherever hatred of the Gospel appears. We are one Body in Christ… Religious Persecution is personal. (International Protest of the killing of Christians…)

bastaCrying out in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas Mexico after the Los LLanos Group was detained illegally by the community authorities when they tried to return in July of 2013. They were paraded naked, tortured physically and threatened with being burned alive after being doused with kerosene. Later they were ramsomed by the state government, with no charges pressed by victims or government oficials involved in the negotiating.   Was it just a way to pass money between political alies? Are Christians in Indigenous communities pawns for the local officials and state functionaries who appear to make a commission on each case relocated to satisfy the majority church, organized crime organizations and the leftist insurgents?

los llanos (1)March of concerned Christians and organizations calling attention to the lack of government response in the state for years, impunity and the lack of a state of law.

Los LLanos (9)Pastor Lucio of the Los LLanos group, a healed and restored alcoholic escaped the angry mob and waited anxiously for the release of the rest of his group. He asks for NO More Expulsions of Evangelicals from their communities in Chiapas!

los llanos 2Please keep the varied groups in prayer. This Friday, the 31st of October… to celebrate the Day of the Reformation, persecuted groups and churches from around the state will be marching peacefully to protest not only the lack of attention to the cases, but the willful attempt of state government officials to block the resolution and attention to cases of religious persecution going back to 2008. Government officials have tried to influence or bully Evangelical leaders to not support the protest , march, and to actually deny that there are unattended cases in Chiapas, repeating the sins of the previous administration.                                                                                                                       The groups, including children, are protesting the lack of attention to cases in the following Municipalities, or where there are still roots of intolerance that give rise to cases every year, or where there are half solved cases, with Evangelicals still without water since 2008:

  • San Cristobal de las Casas / Los Altos de Chiapas: Los LLanos and Yashtinin
  • Las Margaritas: Cases La Buena Vista and La Piedad en particular
  • Huixtan: Chilil, San Gregorio and Zitim
  • Ocosingo: Nuevo Las Tacitas and Avellanal
  • Palenque
  • Chamula
  • Zinacantan
  • Venustiano Carranza: Matamoros

 

 

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