MOSCOW 7/5/16–This story came as such a shock that before touching it, all news sources were thoroughly checked, including those overseas to verify its authenticity. This writer could not help but mentally suggest that ‘once a KGB operative, always a KGB operative.
When Vladimir Putin was being considered to be President of Russia, the owner of a Russian College in San Francisco was asked, “Would the Russian people really want to have the former head of the notorious KGB become president?” The college owner replied, “Bad order is better than no order.”
When Mr. Putin took the office he seemed to embrace Christianity, and was close to the Russian Orthodox Church. When that punk rock girl band, called Kitty Riot (restraint employed to upgrade the actual word in the title) actually violated the church by charging into it, up to the sacred altar and sang songs against Putin and the government, interrupting any prayers that may have been taking place.
They were quickly arrested and rightfully put in prison which greatly encouraged us since it showed that President Putin would protect the church from harm by such vandals. There is a little known similar law in the U.S. that makes it a felony to interrupt a religious service. It was not surprising to learn via news sources that President Putin had become a Christian. And we believed it.
Just as we were convinced that the original Soviet Union, where churches and Christianity were outlawed, became the new society that embraced the church and Christianity, that new society has sadly reverted back to Old Soviet Union policies.
Suddenly, according to Christianity Today, Christians in Russia are now not allowed to…
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