Praise and Prayer

Pray: "Bats are more important than religious freedom in Lithuania," according to a lawyer for the Baptist Union. Arnoldas Matijosius made the comment following the yet-unexplained decision by Lithuania's parliament not to discuss the Baptist Union's application for "recognized" status on June 14. The lawyer noted that the parliament made time for 36 other draft legal acts, including ratification of the Agreement on the Conservation of Bats in Europe, while failing to find time for the Baptists' application. A parliament official insists that the consideration "has not been abolished," although no new date had been fixed.