What are blasphemy laws, and why do they matter?

Mission Network News: These may be unfamiliar terms to you, but they can hold the power of life and death for Christians around the world. The enemies of Christ frequently use blasphemy laws to target and persecute believers.

For example, in Pakistan, “if you want to get rid of somebody, you simply say, ‘Well, I heard them commit blasphemy.’ That person will be arrested [and imprisoned],” he continues.

“Eight or nine years from now, they’ll be set free, and the High Court will say, ‘Oh, actually, there wasn’t any blasphemy.’ But in the meantime, you’ve had eight or nine years to take over their property, steal something from them, or get them out of your way.” Read more…