Christian Governor ‘Ahok’ Loses Jakarta Election

(Evangelical Focus) Muslim candidate Anies Baswedan won the governmental election in Jakarta (capital city of Indonesia) on April 19.

A rough and tense campaign had led to a blasphemy trial against the Christian candidate and Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama.

With 100% of the votes counted, Baswedan got 58% of the votes, and Purnama, 42%.

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  • Copyleft

    Gee, isn’t it terrible when a religious faction gets ahold of government power to enforce its beliefs on the populace? We’d better make sure nothing like that happens here in the U.S.

    • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      You mean like how the religion of secular humanism now rules the government?

      • Worf

        Rules the government? In the US, just being a non-christian means you have almost no chance of holding a high position in government. Presidents are socially FORCED to claim to be christians. Despite this being a secular nation, christianity retains a ridiculous amount of privilege, even in these far more socially liberal times.

        • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Image only. How many actual Christians have held office? Name one. And why have Christians begun to be jailed? Currently at least one Christian is slaughtered per hour worldwide for their faith. Looks like you’re trying to bring that movement here.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Sad. Christian rule alone brings human rights and freedom and fairness to all. All others abuse one group or another. Western secularism is a moral chaos.

    • Copyleft

      “Christian rule” is a good warning sign for anyone who remembers the Crusades, the Inquisition, the witch trials…. You don’t like freedom much, do you Grace?

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        They kept Europe intact from the savage pagan invasions. You guys are letting pervs invade women’s restrooms today and endanger your own women and children. The ancient Christian European men are morally better than any modern men. Most American fathers were Christian, too. It’s just last 2-3 Sodomic decades that secular Westerners attack Christianity like madmen so that they could keep the heinous destructive homosexual depravity. Today’s West demands everyone to bow to homosexuality and lacks freedom. Freedom stays with God’s truth and Christian morality, not with West’s Sodomism. Sin is slavery. Christianity alone brings freedom because Jesus alone sets people free. John 8.

      • Herb Planter

        ur a moron copyleft. do you have a better example than christian rule?

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Purnama is being persecuted strictly for being a Christian. Pray for him.