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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Cost of Religious Freedom

The Cost of Religious Freedom
When advocacy for persecuted Christians harms their fellow believers.
Jayson Casper
While Andrew Brunson languished under Turkish detention this year, thousands of Iranians had death sentences suspended. A factor in both was international advocacy.
Brunson, an American evangelical pastor in Izmir (biblical Smyrna) for two decades, was arrested two years ago in the aftermath of a failed military coup. The government linked him with a Sufi Muslim network allegedly behind it.
The network’s head, Fethullah G├╝len, had long resided in Pennsylvania, and Turkey demanded a trade. ...
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