It's regarding something that I received an e-mail message about, from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). I am sharing with you the e-mail message I received (I copied/pasted):
Turkey is holding innocent American Pastor Andrew Brunson as a hostage.
President Trump tweeted a message directly to Pastor Andrew calling him a “wonderful Christian pastor” and letting Pastor Andrew know that he considers him a “patriot hostage.”
The President also warned of further sanctions against Turkey.
Turkey has once again arbitrarily denied Pastor Andrew’s appeal for release from house arrest. They are refusing to let him come home to America. He’s been wrongfully detained for 679 days.
In diplomacy, sometimes you hit a bump in the road. Clearly, we have hit such a bump.
While I remain hopeful for the expeditious release of Pastor Andrew, let me be clear that we fully support the President's action in refusing to pay a ransom to Turkey – a NATO ally – for the release of an innocent man.
We support the President and his efforts to continue to place economic pressure on Turkey. As President Trump has stated, Pastor Andrew – who is being punished because of his Christian faith – is a “great patriot.”
He needs your voice.
Sign Our Petition: Free Pastor Andrew.
ACLJ Chief Counsel
Please click on the link, to sign the petition.
To me, this is truly terrible. Terrible that Pastor Andrew Brunson, is experiencing... persecution.
Being persecuted, isn't easy. Especially since he... and others are being imprisoned by Muslims, because they are... Christian.
Is this something that hasn't been happening? No. It truly has been.
After all, Christians are hated.
Just as we read, in Mark 13:13, "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.".
Amen! Ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
I praise God that Pastor Andrew Brunson, and other Christians are doing all they can for God, even though they are being imprisoned.
Let's face it. They are doing all they can for God. And, are enduring as they are being persecuted. So, they shall be saved.
For this, I'm thankful.
But, please... join me in prayer, that Pastor Andrew Brunson, and other Christians who have been imprisoned by Muslims, will be released from prison. As soon as possible. While they are alive and able to return to be with their family and friends.
Thank you for praying.
May God bless you.
Until next time...
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