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originally posted by: muSSang
Good! All religion should be banned.
originally posted by: Hazardous1408
a reply to: Deny Arrogance
Yep. That's what we want. The State deciding what constitutes "aggression".
No wonder it's hard to protest in Russia.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
They did not ban the JW for their religious beliefs.
They were banned for aggressive solicitation and distributing literature that violated laws.
Many people in the US complain about agressive JW solicitors as well.
originally posted by: mtnshredder
No love lost here. I have a huge issue with any group that has no problem exercising their freedom of religion, but, not willing to fight for the liberty to do so. Apparently they're under the impression that this freedom of religion stuff comes free. A lot of people have died for the liberties they freely exploit.
I always tell them, "I'll talk to you if, you pledge allegiance to the flag of the country that allows you the freedom to knock on my door and tell me about God". Nope, no takers yet.
In a second day of proceedings, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation continued to consider a claim from the Ministry of Justice to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. The day concluded with a recess until Friday, April 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. David A. Semonian, a spokesman at the Witnesses’ world headquarters in New York, explains: “Today’s proceedings revealed that the Ministry of Justice has no basis for their claims against our organization.” He adds, “But we also note that the Ministry of Justice officially admitted today that if Jehovah’s Witnesses are banned, they may be under threat of criminal prosecution if they even gather together for prayer. We hope that the Supreme Court upholds justice and prevents this violation of our basic human rights.”
In the United States, numerous cases involving Jehovah's Witnesses are now landmark decisions of First Amendment law. In all, Jehovah's Witnesses brought 23 separate First Amendment actions before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1938 and 1946. Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone once quipped, "I think the Jehovah's Witnesses ought to have an endowment in view of the aid which they give in solving the legal problems of civil liberties."
That’s why we all owe the Jehovah’s Witnesses a debt of gratitude. No matter how many times they’re insulted, run out of town, or even physically attacked, they keep on fighting for their (and thus our) freedom of religion. And when they win, we all win.