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    Pakistan Bans The Words “Jesus Christ”

    Girls, this news disturbed me so much that I was compelled to share it with you in its entirety, especially now. Thanks to charismanews.com for this important update.

    Pakistan is grouping pornography and Jesus Christ in the same heap.

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, or PTA, compiled a list of what it considers obscene and offensive words and has ordered mobile phone companies to block text messages that contain them.

    The list includes words like “condom,” “flatulence,” “monkey crotch” and “Jesus Christ.” Mobile phone companies must start screening text messages for 586 Urdu words and 1,109 English words by Nov. 21, according to local media.

    An unofficial letter from the PTA from its Islamabad headquarters outlines the balance between free speech and pornography in the Constitution of the Islamic republic of Pakistan, then explains the goal of its list is to tackle spam. The PTA describes spam as “the transmission of harmful, fraudulent, misleading, illegal or unsolicited messages in bulk to any person without express permission of the recipient.”

    Although many of the words on the list are legitimately obscene or suggestive, banning the Jesus Christ, the name above all names, is leading some to question Pakistan’s motives. The PTA letter clearly stated that free speech could be restricted “in the interest and glory of Islam.”

    Pakistan ranks No. 11 on Open Doors’ 2011 World Watch List. According to Open Doors, religious freedom is constantly being eroded there. Open Doors reports:

    “In 2010, 29 Christians were killed and four were sentenced for blasphemy. At least 58 Christians were kidnapped and at least 100 were physically harmed. During the devastating floods of August 2010, Christians experienced discrimination from local authorities and Muslims in the distribution of aid. In November 2010, a Christian woman was sentenced to death for blasphemy.”

    What do you think about this?

    Nicole
    Nicole
    Nicole Weider is a Salem, Oregon native who moved to Los Angeles and quickly found success as a fashion model at the age of 17. Today, Nicole is an active wife, mom, producer, actress and author and has made it her mission to share her personal story, the bright moments and the challenges, with young women around the world.

    25 COMMENTS

    1. That’s totally wrong! I can’t BELIEVE how wrong the world is! WHAT HAPPENED to free speech?! Cause That’s not it! If you can’t talk about your religion, then your not free! I don’t care what people say, I don’t care weather I’m allowed to say jesus Christ or not! You know what I say to those people? JESUS CHRIST JESUS CHRIST JESUS CHRIST! I’m not going to stop talking about him because 1 person says not to!

    2. I was literally speechless upon reading this.. it makes me feel so extremely blessed to live in America, where we have so much religious freedom. God’s people should not be treated like so just because of their beliefs!

    3. That is so sad! I now know how important the First Amendment is for our country! I mean…words like “condom” I can understand. But I can totally see why we go to war against them and why we want countries to have democratic governments. Everyone should have the gift of religious freedom. Even though we are called to tell people about Christ, I still think people have the right to believe in what they want to.

    4. I think this is outrageous. I cannot believe that they would ban people from using their own father’s name. It is okay there is a loophole. Emmanuel. Yaway ( don’t know how to spell it). Lord. Father. God. and if so be it although it is thoroughly disrespectful god with a lowercase g. They can all be used. Prayers going your way.

    5. I know we need to stop funding Pakistan, but it hurts me deeply to know that our brothers and sisters are being killed and tortured in Pakistan because they’re right for believing in JESUS CHRIST. Prayers should go out to them; their privacy is being violated, and their/our savior JESUS CHRIST is being classified with gross, sexual terms.

    6. That’s absolutely horrible. It’s such a shame, how bad people treat our Lord and how they treat us the people who worship our Lord. It sickens me; how evil this world is. As Christians, we need to take a stand and pray!

    7. Excuse my french,but this is some bull-crap! I can see how Monkey Crotch is obscene,condom is not bad,but above all,how could they ban the name of Jesus Christ! The name that puts fear in Satan and makes demons flee! We have to speak of for Christ because no one else will these days. Jesus Jesus Jesus!

    8. I will be praying for them… I can’t imagine having that many restrictions on everything, or having someone deciding what I can/cannot say in a text message! We are so blessed in America, and yet so many take it for granted :/

    9. That’s terrible! I don’t know what else to say! This brings tears to my eyes. Pakistan is a restricted nation where people are killed for what they believe, and though the government technically tolerates it, they really don’t. Jesus Christ loves these people, and they are afraid of him. He intimidates them. Why?

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