CBN News reported on September 27, 2013 that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas went to just outside the White House and, along with some pastors of a variety of faiths and political beliefs, knelt down in prayer. Praying is an understandable thing to do, considering the state of the world, but Cruz, a deeply religious man, had something specific to beseech the Almighty for.
“Instead, he’s alongside Rev. Rob Schenck (from Faith and Action) and Rev. Frazier White (a Democrat and Obama supporter) praying for Saeed Abedini, who has been in an Iranian prison for one year. He is being persecuted for his faith to Jesus Christ.”
Somewhat ironically, thanks to his new found friendship with the President Rohani of Iran, the man who occupies the White House, Barack Obama, might be in the position to do something about Abedini, an Iranian Christian who is being held in brutal imprisonment for practicing his faith in the Islamic Republic. Obama might suggest to Rohani that, as a concrete proof of Iran’s alleged new found moderation, he might arrange for Abedini to be released and returned to the bosom of his family. He might also suggest that, strictly speaking, the persecution of Christians is against the word of Allah, as prescribed in the Koran. Christians were considered fellow monotheists, the “People of the Book,” and while they had second class status, they are not suppose to be tossed in prison and tortured just for practicing their faith.
Of course Obama won’t do that. Rohani might say no. Cruz, alas, will not be in the same position to do anything about it until, at the earliest, late January 2017.