By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Religious Persecution in Iran: Targeting Bahai and Christians

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Here is the Wall Street Journal link. Look, let's be honest: it took a long time for Christians to fully embrace religious freedom for all, but we eventually did it because we realized that is exactly what Jesus would want us to do. (The common, trite-sounding slogan "What Would Jesus Do?" is actually a pretty good rule of thumb.) Jesus also wants Muslims to embrace religious freedom for all, whether they are Bahai or Christian or anything else.

P.S. In another honest admission, we Catholics were not exactly the first of the Christian traditions leading the way toward the now accepted democratic model of legal religious freedom for all. But we are there now, especially after Vatican II--another reason to be thankful for that great Council.