(CP) – A municipal council in Sweden passed a new guideline banning employees at its schools, offices and other local government buildings from praying during work hours. The policy was passed in the Bromölla, a coastal municipality in southern Sweden, according to the regional newspaper Kristianstadsbladet. The local council is controlled by politicians belonging to the conservative Sweden Democrats Party. The policy passed last week. “In the regulation, we have cut out everything which could be interpreted as saying that you can take time off to pray during work time,”
Chairman Eric Berntsson, who also chairs the local chapter of the Sweden Democrats, told The Local. “Both we and the Moderates and the Christian Democrats thought that the regulations should be more precise,” Berntsson argued that the rule is similar to policies that ban employees from taking cigarette breaks while on the clock. He added that the ban is universal and applies to adherents of all religions. In addition to schools, the rule will also reportedly apply to nursing homes and council offices. The ban does not apply to employees’ official break periods.
Dear friends, atheism and Satanists are pushing to discard God from society but we must defend God’s truth even in the face of fiercest persecution. Are you ready to stand for God even if the Government and the secular world oppose it??
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?