Saturday, March 3, 2012

Iran pastor: U.S. House calls for his release

Adding pressure to Iranian officials, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for the immediate release of Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who could be executed any day for his Christian faith. - sbcbaptistpress.org

The resolution passed Thursday (March 1) by an official vote of 417-1, although the one representative who voted "no" -- Lois Capps of California -- said she did so by mistake, and she corrected her vote minutes later and said in a floor speech she supports Nadarkhani.