I know it can be hard to imagine what we can do from this side of the world. I often feel like I'm grasping at straws trying to think of what I can do as a stay at home mom from Idaho. But as we were talking with a friend of ours, we decided we would try and make our voices as loud as possible. My good friend wrote up a letter to our Congressman and sent it to him and I have done the same. I'm going to paste the letter we sent into this post and I'm asking you to do the same. And then to spread the word. They may not listen...they may do nothing...but at least they won't say we didn't try, we didn't fight for the freedom of others and stand up for justice in this world.
Here are the links to find both your State Representatives' and Senators' contact info.
Please join with us in this and send the letter. It's as simple as copying and pasting and will probably take less than 5 minutes. Then please spread the news to everyone you know...share this on facebook...let's get as many people as possible to bombard Capital Hill with this. Thank you so much!
Here's the open letter, feel free to tweak it as you see necessary:
I am writing to express my deep concern over religious persecution that is taking place across our world from governments like Iran’s to terrorist organizations such as ISIS, Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram, and others. Christians, along with other citizens, are being tortured, beheaded, crucified, shot, and burned alive. Women are being raped, forced to convert to Islam, and placed into slavery. Children are being brutally murdered in front of their parent's eyes. Christian Churches are being burned to the ground.
As Americans we clearly believe that religious liberty is a right of all human beings. Is America going to stand by and continue to allow innocent people to be tortured and killed in the most terrible ways imaginable just because of their faith? Why are we not boldly speaking out and taking action to stop such terrible atrocities?
I fully understand we cannot possibly stop all the evil in our world but why do we send foreign aid to many countries that do not stand up for basic human rights?
Why are we currently negotiating with the government of Iran while American citizen Pastor Saeed Abedini continues to be tortured and held in an Iranian prison day after day for doing nothing but being a Christian?
It all is an eerie reminder of the Jewish holocaust when millions were tortured and brutally murdered because of their faith and ethnicity. We mustn't stand idly by again while thousands are being murdered. Don’t let our generation’s legacy be one of complacency and inaction.
I strongly urge you to do whatever you can in your power to stand up for these innocent victims of pure evil. Don’t stand by while families are ripped apart and lives are being destroyed.