Iran pastor facing execution any day, but supporters still hopeful
Posted on Feb 23, 2012 | by Michael Foust
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The White House Thursday increased the international pressure on Iran to release a Christian pastor sentenced to death, as several reports seemed to confirm his execution order had been issued.
The statement from the Obama administration is its strongest yet from the White House in Nadarkhani's case.
"The United States stands in solidarity with Pastor Nadarkhani, his family, and all those who seek to practice their religion without fear of persecution -- a fundamental and universal human right," the statement read. "The trial and sentencing process for Pastor Nadarkhani demonstrates the Iranian government's total disregard for religious freedom, and further demonstrates Iran's continuing violation of the universal rights of its citizens. The United States calls upon the Iranian authorities to immediately lift the sentence, release Pastor Nadarkhani, and demonstrate a commitment to basic, universal human rights, including freedom of religion." Click "Here" for the complete story.
When part of the body of Christ is hurting, the whole body hurts. Please pray for Pastor Yousef that the Lord will intervene and deliver him from his executioners. Pray for comfort and peace for his family and friends.