Monday, June 15, 2009

God Willing, Let's Free Gao!

A serious issue has come to my attention. From
Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, disappeared February 4, and was last seen being taken away by a dozen police officers. Gao Zhisheng has been repeatedly kidnapped, arrested, imprisoned and tortured by Chinese authorities, because he has defended the persecuted and has been an unyielding voice for justice in the Chinese courts.
A Christian brother is in trouble. We need to respond with prayers, and action as well. As James 3:14-16 says, "What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don't show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, 'Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well'--but then you don't give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?"

Please go to, and sign an online petition for Gao's release, and then send an e-mail to top Chinese government officials. Western pressure has worked in the past and can work now. Gao has been missing for 131 days, and only 93,737 people have signed the petition. We have to do better. Tell people you know, and blog about it.


Elr√°nia said...

Thank you for the verse you said in your comment on my post. I liked it a lot. I do believe it as well :)

Janet said...

Signed the petition, tweeted on Twitter. I'll see about phoning the embassy here in Canada next week.