Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Norway Targeted Family for Christian Faith Before Seizing 5 Children, Lawyer Says

Christian persecution is getting worse in secular dominated Europe.  

The Bodnariu family.

Court documents and meeting minutes indicate that the Norwegian government expressed concern with the faith of a Romanian Pentecostal family before their five children were removed from parental custody in November, an attorney close to the situation claimed Monday.

After the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were removed from their home in Naustdal by the Barnevernet (child services) on Nov. 16 due to spanking allegations, Peter Costea, the the president of the Alliance for Romania's Families, has been in frequent communication with the family and their lawyers, and has access to the family's court records.

Costea, who is based in Houston, Texas, posted his fourth written analysis on the Bodnariu family's situation on Monday.

Although Costea previously told The Christian Post that he did not believe the claim that the family was targeted by the Barnevernet because of their Christian faith, he wrote on Monday that newly obtained government records indicate that even before the children were taken from their parents, the authorities were concerned that the family had "their own faith and way of upbringing when it comes to religion."

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