Indonesia: Village official threatens Christians at Sunday service, demands they stop worshiping

ChristianPost.com reports: “A local village official in Indonesia stopped a church service on Sunday in what became a mob intrusion, sources said.

On western Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, the head of the Rukun Tetangga area of Rajabasa Jaya village, Wawan Kurniawan, leaped over a meter-high fence to intrude into the worship service of the Tabernacle of David Christian Church (Gereja Kristen Kemah Daud, or GKKD), sources said. The village is in the southeast corner of the island in Bandar Lampung Regency, Lampung Province.

A video of the incident shows Wawan pushing away a pastor who tries to speak with him as the leader and a congregation member tell him they are in ‘a house of God’ and are only praying.

Ignoring the objections of church members and leaders, Wawan takes the pulpit and motions with his hand that the service is over. Some Christian women are later seen telling him, ‘Be patient, be patient, sir,’ and Wawan appears to call someone ‘stupid.’

A member of the congregation, Lina Sinambela, told Suara.com that Wawan threatened to bring in more people if the worship did not stop…”

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