American Pastor, Saeed Abedini, Tortured to Renounce Christ – Our Government Knows
Since September 2012
Saeed Abedini is a Christian, American Pastor. Right now he suffers in an Iranian prison for no reason other than he is a Christian. While he endures endless physical and worse torture, our President enjoys yet another round of golf.
Please, do what you can to help. Sign the petition to see him free and urge our elected leaders to ALL get on board.
The link to the petition is at the bottom of the page. Feel free to skip the article if you want, but please, sign the petition.
Is this something new?
Christians have been persecuted for their faith in God throughout history and in many nations for centuries. What makes this different? For starters, this persecuted Christian pastor is one of our own. This man is an American citizen. Think about that for a second. Remember when one of our own meant something in America? There was a time, not so long ago, when we, the citizenry, would not have tolerated this.
Who is this Pastor Saeed Abedini?
He is a husband and father. He’s a man who spent his Christian life doing such things as building orphanages for needy children. He converted to Christianity in 2000. Since that time, he has devoted his life to bringing the word of Christ to others. He and his wife came to America. Despite how easy it would have been to stay here otherwise, they did it right and became citizens.
According to Jordan Sekulow, writing for the Washington Post, he returned home several times to visit family and to further work on the orphanage. On the last visit, he was arrested. He was later convicted of trumped up charges, during a farce of a trial, because he is Christian in a Muslim dominated part of the world. The trial was done mostly behind closed doors without him or his legal counsel present. How’s that for justice?
"But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."
The Bible, King James Version, Matthew 10:33.
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Pastor Abedini was handed an eight year sentence.
It might as well be a death sentence. Recently, he managed to get a letter to his wife. After having listened to it several times, I can only say God help this man. He is a shining example of what all of God’s children are called to do. He is literally risking his life to bring others to salvation. He is now being tortured to convert back to Islam. The Bible tells us that Christians will go through this in the final days.
Do we, as Christians, not owe him our support? What do you think God would want us to do? Do we, as Americans, not owe him our support? While most of us can’t hop a plane and take on a corrupt, totalitarian style government on his behalf, we all can hit a link and sign a petition.
Let's do the math.
Freedom of Religion and the protection of Americans abroad is so important to our 535 Senators and Representatives that a whopping 15% of them have signed.
85% That can't be bothered.
This situation has been known in America since right after it happened.
The NY Daily News reported on December 20¸ 2012 “A State Department spokesperson told the Daily News that they are ‘aware of this case’.” Finally, some of our government leaders are starting to do something, though admittedly, not much.
80 elected officials have signed off on a letter John Kerry is to present. Mind you, we have 435 representatives, and 100 senators, but only 80 have signed. Freedom of religion is supposedly a right so important to our nation as to be addressed constitutionally at our beloved America's birth. Yet, again, only 80 of those we elected to uphold our Constitution have signed. Does anyone else see the glaring bad here?
Dave Bohon, writing for the New American quoted John Kerry as having stated that “he and the Obama administration“...
“condemn Iran's continued violation of the universal right of freedom of religion and call on the Iranian authorities to respect Mr. Abedini's human rights and release him.”
American officials signing off on the petition.
Read what some of what those who bothered to sign had to say about Saeed's wrongful imprisonment and subsequent torture at Republican Congressman Trent Frank's website.
I have to hand it to the great state of Arizona. Their leaders tackle the difficult subjects.
At the DNC, before the last election, President Barack Hussein Obama said the following in his speech:
"We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up.”
He further stated in the same speech:
"But we also believe in something called citizenship – a word at the very heart of our founding, at the very essence of our democracy; the idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another, and to future generations.”
That sounds great. If it's true, and he really believes it, one would think he would be leading the charge to get Pastor Abedini free. After all, he said "...only works when we accept certain obligations to on another."
Is not the most basic obligation on behalf of our government to protect Americans at home and abroad?
Actions speak louder than words.
Our President gave millions of our tax dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood, not to mention F-16s that no doubt will be used to slaughter those believed to be Christians. Our government is now saying they “are concerned” and “they condemn” Pastor Abedini’s imprisonment. While they say that, our money still flows to help those committing the persecution of Pastor Saeed Abedini, the subjugation of their entire female population, and the persecution of any Christian they can get their hands on.
It’s not much, but please, sign. Please, speak up. Please…
- Save Saeed From Iranian Prison | Iran, American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ
Iran’s radical Islamic regime has sentenced American Pastor Saeed Abedini to eight years’ impriso...
Pastor Abedini's letter to his wife.
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