The President of the United States has no control over the laws of another nation. There are Christians in Iran who manage to survive; it's not a crime to be a Christian. Your comprehension of the issue is limited and your comments are based on your usual hysteria rather than actual knowledge of the situation at hand.<quoted text>
There are Christians throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world who meet in secret knowing they are risking death.
Are they committing a crime too?
Are Christian churches being burnt to the ground in Egypt and children being shot running out of those buildings in Africa justified because Christianity is a crime there too?
Should all Christians in Iran be sent to prison if they get caught just because it's a crime to be a Christian in Iran?
Think about what you're saying, Lily. Was it a "crime" to be Jewish in Hitler's Germany?
Barack Obama has called for the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, reports state.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) outlines that a senior Obama administration official confirmed to reporters that Obama referenced the pastor while speaking on the phone with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Friday. The ACLJ has been working for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini of Idaho, who left his homeland of Iran in 2005 with his wife and children.
The source stated that President Obama raised Pastor Saeeds case along with two other Americans directly with the Iranian president, the Christian legal organization explained.According to the report, President Obama raised concerns about the imprisonment of Saeed and expressed our countrys interest in seeing the American pastor returned to his family.
Abedini was arrested last year for allegedly threatening the national security of Iran by planting house churches a decade ago, and for attempting to turn youth in the nation away from Islam and toward Christianity.
He had traveled to Iran to build an orphanage and visit his parents last fall, and was about to return to the states when he was taken into custody. Abedini was then sentenced to eight years in Irans notorious Evin Prison, where he has spent the past year.