(Evangelical Focus) — Evangelical churches in Bolivia have reacted to what could be the end of religious freedom in the country.
The new penal code includes an article to stop the activities of both criminal groups and religious organizations.
Specifically, Article 88.11 reads: “Whoever recruits, transports, deprives of freedom or hosts people with the aim of recruiting them to take part in armed conflicts or religious or worship organizations will be penalised 7 to 12 years of imprisonment.”
A rigorous application of the Penal Code, Christians in Bolivia are saying, could ban preaching in the streets and the sole action of inviting someone to a Christian event.
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