President Tweets Message to Pastor Andrew Brunson Letting Him Know He Considers Him a “Patriot Hostage” | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

President Calls Pastor Andrew “Patriot Hostage”

By ACLJ.org1534540415133

Turkey is continuing its gambit to extort the United States, holding innocent American Pastor Andrew Brunson hostage.

The Turkish court once again denied another appeal for Pastor Andrew’s release from house arrest and the removal of the travel ban against him. In short, they are refusing to let this innocent American come home.

President Trump has made it clear that he is not resting on Pastor Andrew’s case, and the U.S. will not cave to Turkey and their outlandish demands.

The President had strong words for Turkey as he addressed reporters at the White House.

“They should have given him back a long time ago, and Turkey has in my opinion acted very, very badly,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “So, we haven’t seen the last of that. We are not going to take it sitting down. They can’t take our people.”

The President also sent a message directly to Pastor Andrew through Twitter, calling him a “wonderful Christian pastor” and letting Pastor Andrew know that he considers him a “patriot hostage.”

We recently told you that Pastor Andrew had been released from a Turkish prison and was allowed to return to his house in Turkey where he currently remains under house arrest. But they will not let him come home to America.

Pastor Andrew has been wrongfully detained in Turkey for over 679 days.

As ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow stated:

In diplomacy, sometimes you hit a bump in the road. Clearly we have hit such a bump.

While I remain hopeful for the expeditious release of Pastor Andrew, let me be clear that we fully support the President's action in refusing to pay a ransom to Turkey – a NATO ally – for the release of an innocent man.

We support the President and his efforts to continue to place economic pressure on Turkey. As President Trump has stated, Pastor Andrew – who is being punished because of his Christian faith – is a “great patriot.”

The ACLJ continues to represent Pastor Andrew’s family, and we have mobilized our international resources – including ACLJ-affiliated offices in the region – to tirelessly advocate for his freedom.

We have also launched a global legal advocacy campaign as we fight for Pastor Andrew’s freedom. The world must unite with one voice to end this injustice against an innocent Christian Pastor and demand Turkey release Pastor Andrew now.

He needs your voice too.

Save Pastor Andrew Brunson

Persecuted Church  Signatures

LOGIN

Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.

$20
$40
$60
$120
$240
Make this a monthly tax-deductible gift.

As we aggressively fight for Pastor Andrew and other persecuted Christians, we urgently need your support. Chip in $5 or more today.

Email Address is required.
First Name is required.
Last Name is required.
Credit Card Number is required.
Verification Code is required.
Expiration Month is required.
Expiration Year is required.
Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.
Encourage your friends to sign and donate by sharing this petition.

Pakistani Court Update on Murder of Christian Couple

By Matthew Clark1559056220500

Four years ago, we reported truly horrifying news from Pakistan. A Christian couple, Shahzad and Shama, was burned alive by an angry Muslim mob over a false accusation of blasphemy. Shahzad and Shama (a mother of three who was pregnant at the time with her fourth child) worked as bonded laborers at...

read more

Christians Subject to False “Pocket Crimes” in China

By CeCe Heil1558466658861

Recently, during the celebration of Mother’s Day, a number of house churches in different parts of China were raided and shut down by local authorities. The church leaders were taken away for interrogation, and now face potential criminal prosecution. Incidents like this are happening much more...

read more

Pastor John Cao Spends 60th Birthday Imprisoned in China

By CeCe Heil1556895488089

Today, May 3, 2019, is Pastor Cao’s 60th birthday, but he won’t be celebrating with family and friends, or eating cake, or opening presents. Instead, this day marks the 790th day that Pastor Cao has been wrongfully imprisoned in China. Pastor Cao is still awaiting his appeal hearing, which by...

read more

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka Massacre

By Jay Sekulow1556051870912

The death toll in Sri Lanka has now reached 325 innocent victims after the deadly terrorist attacks targeting Christians on Easter Sunday. Confirming most speculation, ISIS has now officially claimed responsibility. Today on the show, we discussed a variety of topics, first and foremost being a...

read more