Christian ministries reeling in Jordan

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Evangelical Christians are under fire in Jordan, and more than two dozen missionaries and seminary students have been deported or refused visas in the past year.

Some of the 27 families or individuals are American citizens, a source of some embarrassment to Jordan's King Abdullah II, who will be in Washington tomorrow to visit the White House and conduct interfaith discussions with Muslim and Jewish leaders.


Abdullah also appeared before a closed-door session of American evangelical leaders during the February 2006 National Prayer Breakfast. Jordan heavily markets to evangelicals its many biblical sites as part of its $2.3 billion tourism industry.

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