Tough days for some Christians in Cuba

My friend Carlos Eire, Cuban-American author and professor at Yale, brought this one to my attention via Babalú Blog: President Obama’s announcement that the United States would begin normalizing relations with Cuba’s communist regime has been criticized as a gift to an authoritarian government that hasn’t changed its ways. Then, after the announcement in December, Obama doubled down, telling a Reuters interviewer he hopes to open an embassy in the repressive nation where persecution of Christians still is being documented. The documentation comes from Voice of the Martyrs, an organization that works with persecuted Christians around the globe. “Although recent reports seem to indicate many improvements for those living in Cuba, its government still severely restricts the freedom of its people, including Christian worship,” the group reported. One recent display of repression, the organization said, was the detainment of...(Read Full Post)