Naghmeh Abedini spoke at CPAC to testify about the importance of Religious Liberty. Abedini is the wife of Saeed Abedini, the Christian pastor who has been imprisoned since the summer of 2012 by the Islamic Republic of Iran for his religious beliefs and apostasy from Shia Islam.
Mrs. Abedini’s speech comes as the Obama Administration has been contorting itself to achieve any nuclear deal with the government in Tehran, thus forsaking any leverage to achieve a good will gesture of freeing this pastor who is an American citizen.
Mrs. Abedini’s testimony of why she is proud to be an American stands against many of the moves of the Obama Administration to minimize our First Amendment Freedom of Religion (e.g. Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate, imposing Same-Sex marriage, considering traditional believers as prospective terror groups etc.)