Russian Christians Take a Stand Against Putin as New Laws Infringe on Religious Freedoms

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Russian Christians are praying and fasting in hopes of keeping their religious freedoms in tact.

Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that bans all evangelism outside of churches and thousands of churches in Russia have come together to fast and pray that the law is repealed. The law, which takes affect on July 20, states that no religious proselytizing can occur in Russia except with a license; and then, only within the four walls of a government-recognized church building.

The law is aimed at protecting the country from terrorism, but ultimately restricts all religious preaching and teaching outside of church buildings.

According to reports, some Christians have stated that they will defy the law and keep evangelizing.

SOURCE: AP