BP This Week: Pastor Andrew Brunson Is Free!
John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer celebrate the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey, thanks in large part to a deal struck by the Trump administration. They also highlight the consistent effort and achievements of this president on behalf of international religious freedom--a campaign promise fulfilled and worth recognizing. Plus, they discuss a remarkable religious freedom decision in the United Kingdom that goes much further toward protecting liberty of conscience against LGBT activism than the U.S. Supreme Court recently did in the Masterpiece Cake Shop decision. Our hosts continue by praising the incredible work of Nobel Peace Prize recipients Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, whose work condemning sexual violence in the Middle East and Africa, as well as mending its victims, exemplifies the age-old Christian habit of running toward danger and suffering, rather than away from it. Finally, John and Ed talk about the selfless service displayed by evangelicals in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, and how it defies the secular media's narrative that all conservative Christians care about is politics. Actions, in this case, speak louder than words.