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  • ross1948 07:52 on April 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    On Good Friday, Remember Persecuted Christians 

    The beautiful English Church in downtown Jakarta is still closed, thanks to the Chinese Virus.

    So is the local Indonesian church round the corner from where I live.

    So Good Friday is not going to be a busy day for me!

    However, there are many decent Indonesian folk who have for YEARS not been free to worship in their churches.


    Happy Easter, GKI Yasmin – Solidarity At A Distance!

    I have written about their plight often.

  • ross1948 12:53 on November 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Is Bloomington Worth Saving? Mayor Spits On America’s Heritage! 

    A thoroughly enjoyable Thanksgiving get-together in posh uptown Jakarta last night, turkey and all the trimmings, especially STUFFING!   

    I love that stuff, as readers of my Christmas piece last year will recall.


    • SAM_9218

    My Home-Cooked Xmas Dinner – New Career In Catering? 

    But it may well be that America’s well-loved November holiday will soon be discontinued, at least in Indiana, or at least renamed…


    • Hasil gambar untuk angry atheist
    • —————
    • …in case atheists and agnostics feel that there’s something ‘un-inclusive’ about saying a word of thanks to God.

    I went to bat for Bloomington, Indiana, earlier this month…

    Race Against Time – Can Trump Save Bloomington

    …an American city facing one of Obama’s implanted migrant infestations.

    But now I wonder if the place is worth defending, after reading about this appeasement monkey.

    Hasil gambar untuk john hamilton mayor bloomington

    Blomington’s Hamilton

    •  The Mayor of Bloomington, Ind., is changing the names of the Columbus Day and Good Friday holidays in order to “better reflect cultural sensitivity in the workplace.”
    • In a memo to city employees on Friday, Mayor John Hamilton announced that the Columbus Day and Good Friday holidays — both days when city employees get paid time off — would now be called “Fall Holiday” and “Spring Holiday,” respectively.
    • http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442375/indiana-city-changes-name-good-friday-be-more-inclusive
    • I won’t go on about it. The National Review article’s author does so, very splendidly.
    • However, in view of my reference to stuffing, above, here’s a short message for Hizonna!

    Gambar terkait


  • ross1948 07:42 on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Intolerance in Indonesia – When Oppression’s No Longer News! 

    Up early today, as somebody wants to meet me for lunch in town, and traffic here means a long journey is entirely possible.




    I had another mostly sunny Sunday in Jakarta the other day, spent at home as I had a visitor. But today, my thoughts turn to next weekend, a holiday weekend, of course.

    I’ve been checking out ‘news search’ sites to see if the persecuted Christians here are holding their Good Friday or Easter Sunday services across the street from President Jokowi’s Palace in downtown Jakarta.



    • The Protestant Yasmin and Filadelfia congregations, their rights unprotected by the authorities, and brutally maltreated by Islamist mobs…

    X-Rated Xmas – Foul-Mouths Bully Christians, As ‘Moderate’Mayor Denies They Exist!’ 

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    … have been doing just that, every second Sunday, for some years now. Despite court rulings, they are still denied access to their own churches in West Java.


    • jokowi
    • ——————————-
    • When Jokowi was elected, many people, including myself, believed he’d meant what he said about religious tolerance.

    But he’s not restored these people’s rights.

    Java Heat – Oppressed Christians Worship In Jakarta Sun – Jokowi No Show! 

    They are nice people.

    I’ve gone along every so often as part of my sunny Sunday walkabouts, just to show a little solidarity. They exemplify what used to be the hall-mark of this multi-faith country.

    It’s not just various Christian denominations who show up, but also oppressed Muslim minorities, like the Shia . and Ahmadiyah Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

    When Ramadhan ends, I’ve seen the Christians there hoisting banners, with greetings to the Muslim majority in the archipelago.

    But regular readers know all this.

    I try to focus on their plight frequently, because the media here do not. Sure, if some particularly vile outburst occurs, but not frequently enough!

    If I were an Indonesian editor, I’d be so consumed with shame at what’s being done in my name to these decent, innocent folk…


    • Jackboot
    • ————–
    • …that I’d despatch a reporter downtown every other Sunday, to record the continuing crime committed against the values the President proclaims.

    I’ll keep checking the news, as another Easter approaches.


    • santi 11:07 on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I am happy when you write about Indonesia so it is good for me to read this about the church worship at Monas.
      I also will go to Monas with them but I never know when they go.
      We all here want you to write more of Indonesian problems please.


      • ross1948 17:24 on March 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Okay, Santi, I have now written several more posts about Indonesia. I appreciate your constant support and help.
        Don’t worry, any enemy of Indonesia, Communist or IslamoNazi, will get a hard time here.


    • Prita 11:19 on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It is always nice to read you.
      Indonesia must let people go to church or temple or mosque as they like to.
      The Yasmin people get bad treatment from goverment. I wish Jokowi helps them.


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