Evangelical Leaders Ask Rick Perry to Stop Execution of Mentally Ill Texas Man Who Believes He's Being Punished for Preaching the Gospel

Scott Panetti in this undated photo.

The attorneys for Scott Panetti, a severely mentally ill man who believes Texas is trying to execute him for preaching the Gospel, have asked the state to stay his execution. Panetti's death sentence, however, is not for preaching the Gospel, but for murdering his parents-in-law in 1992. His planned execution is being opposed by both mental health professionals and over 50 evangelical leaders.

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Ex CNBC Reporter Claims Network 'Silenced' Her for Reporting on Obamacare Flaws, Told Her to Stop 'Disrespecting' Obama

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Naghmeh Abedini, Pastor Saeed Abedini and their two young children in this undated family photo.

Saeed Abedini Postcard Blitz: Obama Needs to Press Iran to Release American Pastor at Nuclear Talks

A new initiative is encouraging supporters of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini to purchase and send postcards to the White House to urge President Barack Obama to demand the release Abedini as part of the upcoming nuclear negotiations with Iran.