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Bible printing press confiscated in Cuba: calls publishing Scripture 'very dangerous'
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 18, 2005 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 10/18/2005 12:44:38 PM PDT by Albion Wilde

Cuban police recently raided a home in the Cuban city of Colon and confiscated what officials later called "subversive and dangerous." But the contraband wasn't drugs, or pornography, or bomb-making instructions. What police confiscated were printed Gospels of John and a small printing press.

It was Sunday morning, Oct. 9, and five plainclothes secret police entered the house. After calling for reinforcements, a truck arrived with 12 armed, uniformed police who seized the gospels and the printing press. Cuban officials called the materials "subversive and dangerous."

Police then took Pastor Eliseo Rodriguez Matos, head of an Assembly of God church in the area, to the local police station for interrogation. Police then called Señora Caridad Diego, the minister of religion in Havana – an atheist who supports the Communist government in restricting Christian evangelism. The Ministry of Religion called the confiscated printing press "very dangerous."

"We agree with the government's assessment," responded Tom White, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs, USA. "The Word of God is dangerous. It can produce eternal freedom in the midst of evil tyranny." White was a prisoner in Cuba 25 years ago after the plane from which he was dropping Christian leaflets crash-landed there.

Founded in 1967, Voice of the Martyrs supports persecuted Christians worldwide.

Elsewhere in Cuba, threats of demolition of house churches have never been so high. Recently, the government outlawed them and plans to hunt them down and close them. Many house churches have had equipment such as pews, homemade benches, musical instruments, Christian literature and anything else confiscated by police.

Voice of the Martyrs urges American Christians to pray for Christians in Cuba.


TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bible; christianpersecution; cuba; printing; repression; scripture
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Cuba is the tolerant, inclusive nation where Code Pink is having a holiday vacation, and where Dem governor Blanco, Katrina heroine (not), is scheduled to visit.
1 posted on 10/18/2005 12:44:47 PM PDT by Albion Wilde
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To: Albion Wilde

It's always dangerous to introduce new ideas to people.


2 posted on 10/18/2005 12:46:01 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; Angelwood; Apple Blossom; beandog; BillF; bmwcyle; BufordP; ...


Ping!


3 posted on 10/18/2005 12:47:30 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Mr. Blonde

commies suck!


4 posted on 10/18/2005 12:47:44 PM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: Albion Wilde
Bibles have already been confiscated by teachers at some schools in the USA. Teachers that do so are of the same mindset as Fidel's Cuban government.
5 posted on 10/18/2005 12:48:30 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: Mr. Blonde
It's always dangerous to introduce new ideas to people.

Yes, "render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's" makes Castro very, very nervous...

6 posted on 10/18/2005 12:49:05 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde

The world according to Gael Murphy. Let's us give up all and follow Gael to the promise land in Cuba. /sarcasm


7 posted on 10/18/2005 12:49:38 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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To: Albion Wilde

...just another coal on the fire...


8 posted on 10/18/2005 12:50:30 PM PDT by RichInOC (SATAN: กกCOMO ESTAS FIDEL!! TODO SU ALMA ES PERTENECE A NOSOTROS. JA JA JA JA....)
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To: Michael.SF.
Bibles have already been confiscated by teachers at some schools in the USA. Teachers that do so are of the same mindset as Fidel's Cuban government.

Commies, Castro, the National Education Association (NEA) - all one thing. Scary. Wake up out there, parents!

9 posted on 10/18/2005 12:50:55 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde

A preview of life under Pres. Hillary Clinton.


11 posted on 10/18/2005 12:51:43 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (The best things happen just before the thread snaps.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Sure it's dangerous. Leads to the idea of personal freedom and responsibility.


12 posted on 10/18/2005 12:52:27 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: RichInOC
...just another coal on the fire...

You've got some 'splainin' to do. Would that be the fires of Da Revolution, or the fire of hell reserved for Communists and their fellow travelers?

13 posted on 10/18/2005 12:53:23 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde
"We agree with the government's assessment," responded Tom White, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs, USA. "The Word of God is dangerous. It can produce eternal freedom in the midst of evil tyranny."

Fantastic statement. Hey Castro, have a cigar, boy, you're gonna go far ... for awhile.

Acts 9:4-6 (NKJV)

5 And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, Whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”

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John 20:31 (King James Version)

31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His Name.

15 posted on 10/18/2005 12:56:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: Albion Wilde

The latter, of course.


16 posted on 10/18/2005 12:57:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (FIDEL: QUE USTED DICE!!)
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To: bmwcyle
The world according to Gael Murphy. Let's us give up all and follow Gael to the promise land in Cuba. /sarcasm

Here's their fun trip to Cuba, folks. Get your pink pedal pushers ready!

17 posted on 10/18/2005 12:58:23 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde

18 posted on 10/18/2005 1:00:39 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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To: Albion Wilde

I thought the Cubans were all happy Socialists with their shiney new rice cookers and all and that the Bible would be treated as a comic book and laughable.

Wassup with that?


19 posted on 10/18/2005 1:01:20 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: Albion Wilde

Yes, but Elian is in a paradise, don't you remember?


20 posted on 10/18/2005 1:01:54 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Talon News

See post #17 for the Cuba trip by leftie Pinko moonbats. The Governor Blanco trip is a separate affair.


21 posted on 10/18/2005 1:03:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: RichInOC
The latter, of course.

Go, OC!

22 posted on 10/18/2005 1:05:10 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde

I guess you could say the Cubans pulled the Bible out of their Colon, eh?


23 posted on 10/18/2005 1:13:05 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: SlowBoat407

24 posted on 10/18/2005 1:14:34 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy since 1992!)
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To: MineralMan

LOL!


25 posted on 10/18/2005 1:18:14 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Ew! Too close to dinner!


26 posted on 10/18/2005 1:19:01 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Luis Gonzales

ping


27 posted on 10/18/2005 1:20:32 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WakeUpAndVote

This will be our future. Within seventy-five years religion will be outlawed "hate" speech. The government and the media elite will decide all "acceptable" thought. Get ready, it's coming.


28 posted on 10/18/2005 1:22:35 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Albion Wilde

No wonder Hollywood and the Democrats worship Cuba.


29 posted on 10/18/2005 1:23:48 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Albion Wilde
I have to admit that my nose was bent of shape when Pope John Paul II made a visit to Cuba. JPII was used by Castro for the momentary propaganda. I am sure he knew it. But JPII thought it important to visit, so he put up with that POS.

What's the new pontiff have to say about this oppression?

30 posted on 10/18/2005 1:24:23 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001 (When money is no object - it's your money they're talking about)
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To: Albion Wilde
According to the DUmmie that visited Cuba, "...there is definately freedom of religion."

Could it be that the DUmmies got a show and didn't see the real Cuba?


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1501712/posts
31 posted on 10/18/2005 1:25:25 PM PDT by varyouga (Reformed Kerry voter (I know, I'm a frickin' idiot))
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To: AreaMan; AmericanCastro; Cuban Right-Winger

ping


32 posted on 10/18/2005 1:30:36 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde; PJ-Comix

But but...DU says that a friend of a poster says that when they visited they could hear people singing and worshipping in evangelical churches there!

Seriously, I didn't know that Tom White was the executive directer of VOM. I have his book, Missles Over Cuba, about his imprisonment there.


33 posted on 10/18/2005 1:36:09 PM PDT by agrace (Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me if you know so much. Job 38:4)
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To: kjo
Within seventy-five years religion will be outlawed "hate" speech. The government and the media elite will decide all "acceptable" thought. Get ready, it's coming.

It's already law in Canada. Canadian Conservatives Battle Liberal Moral Gag Law

34 posted on 10/18/2005 1:36:58 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: varyouga
Could it be that the DUmmies got a show and didn't see the real Cuba?

Y'think? Here is the real Cuba. Lotsa photos of current revolting conditions in schools, nursing homes and hospitals, as well as nice photos of tourist hotels.

35 posted on 10/18/2005 1:45:16 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: agrace
I didn't know that Tom White was the executive directer of VOM. I have his book, Missles Over Cuba, about his imprisonment there.

Voice of the Martyrs tracks persecution of Christians worldwide.

36 posted on 10/18/2005 1:49:57 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde

I know, I just didn't know Tom White was their exec director. :)


37 posted on 10/18/2005 1:55:09 PM PDT by agrace (Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me if you know so much. Job 38:4)
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To: Albion Wilde

O.K., now are the people demanding we recognize foreign detainees constitutional rights going to also demand we protect this persons religious rights as if our constitution applied to him?


38 posted on 10/18/2005 1:57:06 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

Excellent question. Don't all demand at once, lefties!


39 posted on 10/18/2005 2:06:56 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. – George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde
If I were a betting man, I would wager a year's income that ultimately the Word of God will prevail and the satanic Marxist ideology will dissipate from Cuba.

Castro has always being antagonistic to Christians, despite his made-for-TV appearances in Havana churches with the "Reverend" Jesse Jackson or "born-again" President Carter. During these media events, Cuban parishioners are usually banished from their own churches and Castro's thugs fill the pews to applaud every word of the visiting American dignitaries.

The mockery of the gospel by Castro, Jesse Jackson, President Carter and others is beyond disgusting, especially when Americans travel to Cuba to "worship" with Castro, giving credibility to atheist Castro while ignoring the local persecuted Christians.

40 posted on 10/18/2005 2:08:44 PM PDT by george wythe
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To: Ted Kennedys Neck Brace

If you're intending to insult someone's religious faith, you'll probably have to be a little less circumspect.


41 posted on 10/18/2005 2:09:40 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Albion Wilde

Castro vs. God.

I suspect that Castro will lose.


42 posted on 10/18/2005 2:12:27 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("...there was a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda." - Thomas Kean, chairman, 9/11 Commission)
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To: Mr. Lucky; All

43 posted on 10/18/2005 2:12:47 PM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: Albion Wilde; hombre_sincero; Polybius

Ping!


44 posted on 10/18/2005 2:19:10 PM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: All

Amos 8:11 “The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the LORD.

12 People will stagger everywhere from sea to sea, searching for the word of the LORD, running here and going there, but they will not find it.

13 Beautiful girls and fine young men will grow faint and weary, thirsting for the LORD’S word.

14 And those who worship and swear by the idols of Samaria, Dan, and Beersheba will fall down, never to rise again.”


45 posted on 10/18/2005 2:43:43 PM PDT by Ready2go (Isa 5:20 Destruction is certain for those who say that evil is good and good is evil;)
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To: SlowBoat407

And remember, this is the SAME corrupt, Godless country that many of our illustrious "stars" support: Robert Redford, et al (and including our former president - Jimmy Carter, a professing Christian - which I simply cannot understand for the life of me). But of course, these things are NEVER mentioned in the media. I wonder why not.


46 posted on 10/18/2005 2:47:39 PM PDT by Max7
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Gaaaaaahhhhh! My eyes!


47 posted on 10/18/2005 3:02:42 PM PDT by PleaDeal (Bill Whittle for Pres. in '08)
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To: Albion Wilde

Anti-commie ping!


48 posted on 10/18/2005 3:06:55 PM PDT by PleaDeal (Bill Whittle for Pres. in '08)
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To: Albion Wilde
Now we need signs reflecting this incident and connecting it to Code Pink.

"WILL CODE PINK BE TAKING BIBLES TO CUBA?"

"CASTRO HATES THE SCRIPTURES, CODE PINK LOVES CASTRO"

50 posted on 10/18/2005 4:30:33 PM PDT by concretebob (We should give anarchists what they want. Then we can kill them and not worry about jailtime.)
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