A new Pew Research Center analysis finds that, as of 2014, about a quarter of the world’s countries and territories (26%) had anti-blasphemy laws or policies, and that more than one-in-ten (13%) nations had laws or policies penalizing apostasy. The legal punishments for such transgressions vary from fines to death.
Our Heavenly Father must mourn
His children because they have shorn
His mercy and grace
from Him without trace,
and left but a tyrant forlorn.