Thinking Out Loud

February 23, 2009

Anti-Conversion Bill in Sri Lanka Carries Penalty for Converting Someone

Filed under: Christianity, missions, Religion — Tags: , , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 5:13 pm

While attention in Sri Lanka and the world at large is focused primarily on the ongoing war in Northern Wanni against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the religious chauvinist Rajapakse regime has quietly embarked on a devious project to suppress freedom of religion in the Country…

So begins an online article concerning a major loss of religious freedom in Sri Lanka.   This legislation was first proposed in 2004, but worldwide protest prevented its passing.   This time around, Sri Lankan nationals feel the rest of the world has been silent.

Once passed (which is highly likely as the Christians and moderates are quite unaware and / or silent), this act carries a fine of Rs 150,000 and a 5 year prison sentence for someone convicted for ‘converting’ someone.

Read about this here, and here, and in greater detail here.

1 Comment »

  1. Christians worship the Living God. The religion of man’s philosophy is powerless and therefore it requires force (the law)to control. we rely on God not on man ( the creatures). God has asked us to pray in faith without ceasing. He also says,”Be still and know that I am God”. He will fulfill His will even if we face persecution. He has promised to be with us even until the end of this world.

    Comment by D.S — February 26, 2009 @ 5:20 am

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