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  • Pastor imprisoned in Iran faces death for ‘spreading corruption on Earth’

    09/06/2014 2:27:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 05, 2014 | Lisa Daftari
    An Iranian Christian pastor already imprisoned for his faith now faces the death penalty after being hit with a bizarre new charge called “spreading corruption on Earth.” Supporters fear the worst for Pastor Behnam Irani, who was sentenced to six years in prison in 2011 for his Christian activities, including leading a 300-member evangelical congregation in Karaj, a city less than 15 miles outside the capital, Tehran. He is now being held in solitary confinement and suffering numerous health problems, including internal bleeding, according to advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide. …
  • Kerry calls for 'immediate' release of American in Iran after letter detailing abuse

    03/22/2013 5:02:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 3/22/13 |
    Secretary of State John Kerry, in a first-ever statement from his office on the case of imprisoned Iranian-American Saeed Abedini, called Friday for Abedini to be “immediately released” and said he is “disturbed” by reports that he’s suffered physical and psychological abuse at the Iranian prison where he’s being held.
  • Attorney for Christian pastor on death row in Iran reportedly sentenced to 9 years

    05/03/2012 10:18:03 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 03, 2012
    Prominent human rights advocate and attorney Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, who represents the Christian pastor sentenced to death in Iran in a case that sparked international condemnation, has reportedly been sentenced to nine years in jail for allegedly "acting against national security" in Iran. Dadkhah has represented several political and human rights activists jailed since Iran's 2009 disputed elections, including Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian pastor charged with apostasy and sentenced to death for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity. "I have been convicted of acting against the national security, spreading propaganda against the regime and keeping banned books at home," Dadkhah...
  • North Carolina pastor retracts sermon remarks about punching gay kids

    05/03/2012 8:31:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | May 2nd, 2012 04:18 PM ET | Stephen Walsh
    A Fayetteville, North Carolina, pastor has retracted controversial language used during a weekend sermon in which he instructed parents to hit children who exhibited behavior associated with homosexuality. “I apologize to anyone I have unintentionally offended,” Sean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church wrote in a statement on his church’s website. “I did not say anything to intentionally offend anyone in the LGBT community. “My intent was to communicate the truth of the Word of God concerning marriage,” the statement continued. “My words were not scripted. It is unfortunate I was not more careful and deliberate.” … "The second you...
  • Youcef Nadarkhani Executed: Pastor Hanged in Iran for Being Christian (Unconfirmed)

    03/03/2012 1:31:16 PM PST · by soozla · 72 replies · 1+ views
    The "Religion of Peace" strikes again...........
  • Fox: Iran issues Kill order for Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

    02/26/2012 9:30:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Channel (live, no link) | 2/26/12
    Also from Fox, Obama has sent a letter regretting Iran's decision.
  • IRAN: Next 24 hours critical to stop the execution of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

    09/28/2011 5:48:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    CSW is urgently calling for action on behalf of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who faces execution anytime from Thursday onwards after refusing to renounce his faith. Pastor Nadarkhani is currently on trial in Rasht. He has appeared in court three times this week and each time has refused to renounce his faith when asked to do so by the court.