Saturday, June 20, 2009

"When I was sick, you ministered to me"

Sensible conservative Andrew Sullivan has been liveblogging today about events in Tehran.

In this post, he copies unconfirmed tweets, including this very disturbing one:


2.31 pm. Canadians, call your foreign office. It's confirmed Canadian Embassy rejects injured protesters

I emphasize, this is NOT confirmed.

That said, it is a very disturbing report.

We are advised, in Matthew, that we will be judged on how we have responded to those in need - the hungry, the thirsty, the sick and the suffering.

I fail to see who could be in greater need than those who are being done to death by their own government.

Our Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Honourable Lawrence Cannon - email him (CannoL@parl.gc.ca). Lawrence Cannon is the grandson of Chubby Power - the last Canadian Liberal prepared to stick to his principles. (He resigned from Mackenzie King's cabinet over conscription.) One hopes his grandson might be prepared to listen to a principled argument.

While you are at it, email:


And don't forget to include your own Member of Parliament.



Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon those who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us and help us to eliminate cruelty wherever it is found. Strengthen those who seek freedom, justice and equality for all. Amen.

5 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Horrible if it is true.

Ann Marie said...

I wondered. I read a list of embassies accepting injured protesters and didn't see Canada listed on it. I pray this is not true.

Love and Prayers,
Ann Marie

Ann Marie said...

By the way - the e-mail is sent with cc to the list you suggested.

Love and Prayers,
Ann Marie

Ann Marie said...

I still have not heard back from any of the people e-mailed, except an automatic response from Jack Layton. I am not impressed.

Love and Prayers,
Ann Marie

Ann Marie said...

Heard back from Jack Layton's office today but no answer to the question I asked.

Love and Prayers,
Ann Marie