Rotting

You know how people say, “I hope he rots in jail?”  This is apparently the president’s policy on Pastor Saeed.

Ugh.  I wish I could come to you and give you a better update, but it seems like Pastor Saeed is literally rotting in jail.  After all of the people who have signed petitions, prayed, and tweeted for him, President Obama has left him in a deadly Iranian prison to die.

His family got to visit him recently, and what they found was terrifying.

Saeed is in a “cell” that has a sheet for a wall – which is the only thing separating him from rapists and murderers.  He has woken up several times with men standing over him with knives.  Prisoners are routinely hanged in front of everyone, by other prisoners.  He’s been robbed at knifepoint, so he has no items of personal hygiene.  The prison is so gross, he’s covered head to toe in lice.  He also described what is probably a severe urinary tract infection.  However, there’s no medication to stop it.  After several of his beatings, Iranian doctors prescribed him medication to help his internal bleeding. Now, the prison wardens are keeping it from him and he’s getting worse and worse.

Imagine going to visit your loved one in jail – who’s only crime is being a follower of Christ – and finding him covered in lice, infectious, and noticeably thin and weak. 

President Obama made a deal with Iran when he could’ve demanded his release.  He didn’t.  Why?  Originally he said no human rights issues were discussed.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that he lied about that.

Apparently, we released an Iranian prisoner on their request.  So, we caved and they did nothing for us.  More to the point, the President did nothing for Saeed.

You can sign a petition here.  You can tweet about it here.  You can even write a letter to Iran’s new president here.

(I know many of have already done this – thank you!  I think it helps him to know we haven’t forgotten about it, though Obama has intentionally closed his eyes to Saeed’s suffering.) 

Please please please pray for him in the meantime.  He has kids and a wife back home no doubt in agony.

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  • Sue Lynn

    I have signed the petition…May God be with this Godly man and yes lets pray and keep the pressure on….this is awful and shameful. God Bless you Bristol for being a voice for him!!!!

  • $3838536

    Obama is anti-Christian, anti-American.

  • J.D.

    Let’s believe in the power of prayer and pray fervently!

  • Yaqi

    lol where is his God now

    • Jenn

      Well, if you are a Christian, you believe that God is with him in his prison cell. What good is a God if he isn’t right there with you through the good, the bad and the ugly?!?

      • Meagan Broce

        God saved him from lice?? God saved him from being beaten?? God is making the guards give him his meds that he needs??
        GOD IS GOOD PEOPLE!! GOD IS SOOOO GOOD…
        STFU….

        • Joanna

          Yes, God is good. Yes, God is with him. God does not promise good. In fact, God told us that Christians will suffer for His name, but He will always be with us. The world is evil and people like this pastor suffer because of it. God will save him, whether it is now, or later through his death and new life in heaven. Praise to God! This man was willing to suffer in order to bring God’s Word to people who desperately need to hear it. He is an amazing example of what God asks all believers to do. I pray that he is released and able to continue his ministry, but if he is not, I pray that God gives him the strength he needs to endure his suffering and continue to be a godly example to the other prisoners and guards until his suffering is ended and he is in heaven with the God he so faithfully serves.

    • Meagan Broce

      Amen =]

  • HuntingMoose

    Thank you Bristol for reminding people about him.

    He may not be able to protect his body from evil but his faith does protect his spirit

    And thanks to people like you, the evil orwellian forces currently surrounding us will not be able to rewrite history or erase him from memory.

    Thank you Bristol

  • Ian Golightly

    @ redmeat: you’re an idiot. WHAT exactly pains you so badly about Bristol sounding off in defense of this American being held in conditions that would cause an outcry had it contained dogs and cats?!
    So pastor Saeed should have known about the risks, and therefore it is his fault and he should not expect any help despite him being a citizen of one of the most influential countries in the world? Then explain this to me: who ordered all kinds of military intervention when captain Phillips on board Maersk Alabama was taken hostage? Was not this captain also aware of the risks of being in pirate waters and should he therefore not have been left alone? According to your screwed up logic, yes.
    The only “crime” pastor Saeed has committed, is being a Christian. And for that he may have to pay the ultimate price, which is death. Nobody ought to suffer such heinous conditions, merely because of their faith. The prisoners on Guantanamo sure don’t! Kudos to miss Bristol for bringing attention to this man’s poor treatment and for her prayers. Please, redmeat, if you cannot find it in yourself to praise her for her unselfish efforts, but merely can ridicule and offend-then take a hike, idiot!

  • Donald Thomas

    This is NOT a good way to present an appeal to the President. I hate you so do something for me. Not Christian. I perceive this to be nothing but propaganda against the President. Shame on you for promoting HATE

    • Renny

      Sick, you are as well.

      • Donald Thomas

        I remember using the same tactic as a school child. Your rebuttal is lame.

        • Renny

          Your defense of the president is lame. As is your assumption that Bristol ‘hates’ him. Your disregard for the pastor is beyond ‘lame’. Just another worthless Palin hater trolling her blog. Oh, you big man. Pfft.

          • Donald Thomas

            No defense, I’m just questioning the bitterness, anger and yes hate being professed toward the president. As being a correct way of representing Christians. I agree that the pastor be released, but that’s not helping. Things happen with love toward all. Think on Love Renny. even for those you see as not fit and then watch those people raise above themselves

          • otlset

            We are exceedingly sad mostly about how the president has dragged down the country on all fronts since he tricked the voters into voting for him by blatantly lying to get elected. We find it hard to look the other way and ignore the truth. Occasionally after news report after news report of our country’s (needless) decline for the past several years, feelings of anger and betrayal rise to the surface and are expressed which is the right of a free people.

  • $70129662

    Thank you little sister! His God has not forgotten him. We will keep praying and keep urging president Obama – the Lord may appear to him in a dream regarding Pastor Saeed.

    Pastor Saeed became a Christian after the Lord Jesus appeared to him in a dream. For years I have heard the testimonies of how the Lord appears to Muslims in dreams – so I was intrigued to hear from his wife (on TV) that this is how Pastor Saeed (who was born into a Muslim family) became a Christian.

    Right now, in northern Nigeria, Christian women are being forced to convert to Islam as we speak, we do not hear about that in our “women’s rights” media…. The Lord said we will be persecuted for confessing His name, but He said He will never leave us nor forsake us. Let us pray that Pastor Saeed will not lose his faith and that the Lord will strengthen him for the battle. Let us also pray for Christians all over the world that are being persecuted for their faith.

    I was thinking this morning that these Christians may be killed for their faith, but their souls have not been destroyed – but what about us in America – we may not be killed for our faith – but have we perhaps already lost our souls – so many of us stay silent while little babies are being murdered in the womb, and while infanticide (the murder of newborn babies) is real and legal and happening in America, etc.

    Matthew 10:28:

    And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

  • Meagan Broce

    Haven’t you tried praying????
    Its SUCH a fix all….
    You are a hilarious joke…

    • Renny

      Yeah, praying for and speaking out about a wrongly imprisoned man, that’s ‘hilarious’? You are sick, lady. Terribly sick.

  • $70129662

    Bristol, did you hear that Nelson Mandela died? It is now around 1:00 in the morning (Dec 6) in South Africa, he died few hours ago, must have been around 9:00 in the evening SA time, Dec,5, 2013.

    We expected it, but it still feels like a punch in the stomach… so many memories.. the Lord was faithful, he brought us through, do not give up hope for Pastor Saeed.

    Rest in peace, Madiba…

    Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika (God bless Africa) Paul Simon, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8ab6xDhgbQ&feature=player_detailpage

    He did bless South-Africa, instead of the blood bath of revenge – we got a wise leader who taught forgiveness and reconciliation…

  • $70129662

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  • http://www.karlaakins.com/ Karla Akins

    Thanks for speaking up for those in prison. Well said.

  • Renny

    It’s a disgrace. Beyond a disgrace, that an American president would leave the Pastor to ‘rot’. It’s despicable.Then negotiate with those holding him as if he doesn’t exist. Give them concessions. This is president ‘bend over and grab your ankles’ at his worst.

    • Donald Thomas

      freedom of hate speech. It’s your right as an American, your sin as a Christian

      • Hawk1957

        Donald I apologize I’m not sure exactly what you’re trying to say,are you saying that there is hate speech in the comment above or in the story?And that the comment above is a sin or the story is a sin?In either case would not the sin be compounded as you have elected yourself to be without sin and cast the 1st stone?

  • Joanna

    God is good and faithful; He is just and His will is perfect and He is with this pastor. God does not promise good. In fact, God told us that Christians will suffer for His name, but He will always be with us. The world is evil and people like this pastor suffer because of it. God will save him, whether it is now, or later through his death and new life in heaven. Praise to God! This man was willing to suffer in order to bring God’s Word to people who desperately need to hear it. He is an amazing example of what God asks all believers to do. I pray that he is released and able to continue his ministry, but if he is not, I pray that God gives him the strength he needs to endure his suffering and continue to be a godly example to the other prisoners and guards until his suffering is ended and he is in heaven with the God he so faithfully serves.

  • Kristy Patullo

    So heartbreaking, Bristol. It’s infuriating that Obama did not include Pastor
    Saeed in the deal with Iran. I will continue to pray for this man.


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