"And while they tugged at your heart strings to donate, (for which I remain so grateful) I remained in prison, and they remained in their mansions. And their jets. Earning millions off the backs of people like me."
Then, following his release, Abedini claims he was dropped by all his former
"And everyone thinks I am just bitter and angry. I don't know if any of you have been used the way I was so publicly, and by so many, in the name of Christianity. Can you imagine having so many people pretend to be for you, and then every single one of them acts as if you no longer exist? Every. Single. One."
Saeed says that it is more difficult to know who is
"What kind of Christianity is this? To know a brother is in pain and not to try to provide healing. And these are the spiritual leaders of our nation. So heartbreaking and so sad," he says.
"I said before and I repeat again, These people don't have any understanding of a persecuted life."