A dear friend, Nancy Alcorn, brought this desperate need to my attention. After seeing this disturbing piece on CNN, Nancy reached out to her friends and asked us, in turn, to reach out to our friends. So, I’m reaching out to you.
You may or may not be aware, but there is an Iranian woman who is a mother of two, that could be stoned to death at any moment under the terms of a death sentence handed down by Iranian authorities.
The woman was convicted of adultery. She claims she is innocent. Regardless, I think it is imperative that we use our voices to put a stop to this brutal and savage method of punishment. Iranian law states that there must be atleast 4 witnesses for an adulterer to receive a stoning sentence, but in this case there were NO witnesses. This woman could be taken from her son and daughter at any moment. How? Being buried up to her chest and having rocks thrown at her face and head. The stones hurled at her that will be large enough to cause great pain, but not so large as to kill her immediately. This injustice must end. A few in Iran, including the woman’s children, have started a very broad, international public movement. They say that’s the only thing that can help. I’d like to think they are starting a love revolution. I say we answer with a Love revolution of our own.
Proverbs charges us to speak up for those who have no voice. This woman is virtually voiceless. Jesus said, “let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.” (John 8:7)
This situation demands an answer. Will we stand up and rise to the question? What if this was your mother? Sister? Or daughter?
Should we pray? YES. We must pray. But what if we could do more? Let’s add intent and action to our prayers. May we do what is within our power. You are more powerful than you know. Follow the link below to see sample letters to send. http://missionfreeiran.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/sakine-children/ . You can just cut and paste, then sign your name.
Do these 2 things:
1) Please send the sample letters adjusted per your preferences to the targeted recipients
2) Please send the children’s letter to your local newspaper with an explanation of why we need to support these children and take a stand against brutal execution in Iran.
If each of us does our possible, God can do the impossible.
Let’s put our faith to action and be the voice of Love. It just may start a revolution.