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 Cuban Pastor Punished for Homeschooling His Children in Evangelical Faith

An Evangelical pastor in Cuba has been sentenced to one year of heavy labor and house arrest for defying the Communist government and insisting that his children be homeschooled.

International Christian Concern reported on Thursday that Pastor Ramon Rigal, leader of Iglesia de Dios en Cristo, has openly stated that his decision to take his children out of state-run schools was based on his Christian faith.

As Diario de Cuba noted last week, Rigal had originally been sentenced by Guantanamo courts to one year imprisonment, but a recent adjudication led to a modified reduction of the punishment.

The pastor said that his legal team proved that he did not commit any serious criminal act, but religious freedom advocates warned that the heavy labor sentence is still a serious punishment. ...

read more: http://www.christianpost.com/news/cuban-pastor-punished-1-year-labor-homeschooling-children-191992/


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 Re: Cuban Pastor Punished for Homeschooling His Children in Evangelical Faith


Cuba is still a communist country and of course they would never allow someone to take their child out of the state-run schools.

We need to pray for this man AND pray for Cuba that they will one day be free of communism.

God bless,
Lisa


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