Turkey Calls Evangelism An Act of 'Terrorism,' Charges American Pastor

Thursday, March 22, 2018

(Worthy News) - Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who's been locked up in a Turkish jail for more than 500 days, could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Until now, he's been held without charges, but last week, a Turkish court approved a 62-page indictment against him. The charges include membership in an armed terrorist organization and military espionage.

The American Center for Law and Justice, which is helping Brunson's Turkish attorney, says the charges effectively make sharing the gospel an act of terrorism. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]

2 thoughts on “Turkey Calls Evangelism An Act of 'Terrorism,' Charges American Pastor

  1. The ACLJ is handling this? Good luck to the Pastor.

    ACLJ also is asking for us to pray for the Pastor as he's missed so many life moments with his wife and kids now. He's been in prison for 500 days now in Turkey. What Turkey (Erdogen) wants is a Muslim cleric in a swap for this Pastor.

    From the same article that is linked above:

    "President Erdogan himself came out at the end of last year and demanded a swap between Pastor Brunson and the cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is living in Pennsylvania,"

    "Gulen is a Muslim Imam who President Erdogan believes was responsible for the latest coup. The Turkish president has repeatedly called on the United States to arrest and deport him back to Turkey."

    Why would the USA be protecting an Imam, in the USA, to such great lengths? The same guy who runs the ACLJ is Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's (Messianic) lawyers. Though it depends on your definition of Messianic Jew. Seems very odd that ACLJ can't be bothered to represent any Messianics (Jewish or otherwise) IN the USA, but it can support this mess overseas?

    What's wrong with this picture? Most of the parents damaged by forced divorces in the USA, miss "out on major life events with (his) family. Like "the wedding of (his) daughter. (He's) missed graduations, birthdays, things (he) can never get back."

    We can defend one pastor in Turkey, but none of those so persecuted by the only suit at law that can not be contested, No-Fault Divorce, in the USA?

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