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Brickbat: Banned in China

CrucifixDjedzura | DreamstimeOfficials in three Chinese provinces have expelled about a thousand South Korean missionaries and pastors and closed down their churches. They gave no reason for the crackdown but new tougher regulation of religious activities is scheduled to take effect next year.

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  • Jerryskids||

    It's the first commandment of any state - I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any other gods before me.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Jesus Christ, what assholes the Communists are.

  • Libertarian||

    You'll never work at the N.Y. Times with that attitude, young man.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    "Concerns were expressed to us that their presence was making our vampire community feel unsafe, and after consulting with local LGVT (Lamia Goth Vampire Transfusioner) activists we felt obligated to no longer allow a platform for expression and activity that could be construed as hateful or threatening."

  • Libertarian||

    Come on, Reason. Instead of sending us off on the weekend with a brickbat, how about a bouquet -- and save the brickbats for Monday?

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/ne.....story.html

  • Jerryskids||

    What a way to bury the lede! A Baltimore police officer is being praised by the department for de-escalating a situation in which a man with a knife appeared to be trying to provoke police into shooting him. Not fired, not disciplined, praised. Who'da thunk it!

  • Agammamon||

    And in Baltimore of all places.

  • Hank Stamper||

    Excellent! Glad to know that there are some good cops who want to protect and serve (especially in Baltimore).

  • Charles Easterly||

    I just sent an e-mail praising Officer Villaronga to his department via this link.

  • DJF||

    I am shocked, shocked by this policy, its almost like China is run by Communists.

  • creech||

    Does the President know?

  • DJF||

    Does Reason Magazine know?

  • Longtobefree||

    Do the Chinese know?

  • Brandybuck||

    Bunch of Randroids heads are asploding. Communism bad, bashing Christians good, how they supposed to think about this?

  • Longtobefree||

    "as well as helping North Korean refugees face the dangerous trek across the Yalu River"

    And there you go -- -- --

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