Originally posted on blogsense-by-barb:
Through The Blaze’s coverage, you may be familiar with Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Christian pastor sentenced to death for refusing to renounce his faith and convert back to Islam. Now, Congressional lawmakers are standing in solidarity with the beleaguered faith keeper.
Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) has sponsored a resolution denouncing Iran for its ruling of apostasy against Nadarkhani and calling for his immediate release
“Iran has become more isolated because of their drive for nuclear weapons, and the fundamentalist government has stepped up persecution of religious minorities to deflect criticism,” Pitts told FoxNews. “The persecuted are their own citizens whose only crime is practicing their faith.” More Here