Religious Accommodation Victory in a Surprising Place

Christian Today reports:

[Eleven Iranian Christians who] had been charged with “action against the order of the country” and drinking alcohol, after joining a house church meeting and taking communion wine [have been freed by an Iranian court] … under Article 13 of the Iranian Constitution, which allows Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians to “perform their religious rites and ceremonies, and to act according to their own canon in matters of personal affairs and religious education”.

According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, the judge concluded that there was no evidence to suggest that the group had been acting against national security or the order of the country….

Other members of the same church are still in trouble elsewhere, with six charged with blasphemy and one “awaiting the outcome of an appeal against his death sentence for apostasy.”

Thanks to Prof. Howard Friedman (Religion Clause) for the pointer.