郭大衛博士被迫離台

郭大衛博士被迫離台 (198421

 

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美國長老教會的宣教師郭大衛博士(Dr. David Gelzer),1975年來台, 在台南神學院任教,擔任「系統神學」和歷史學課程,並參與台灣教會英文公報編輯2年。 1984年2月1日申請延長居留未獲政府核准,被迫離台。  

茲錄《台灣教會公報》1984年1月29日頭版報導及美國長老教會於同年1月24日發表的聲明,如下: 

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

He Program Agency

475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY10115

Statement on The Deportation of Dr. and Mrs. David S. Gelzer from Taiwan

The Program Agency deeply regrets the forced departure from Taiwan of David and Elizabeth Gelzer. They have fulfilled important roles at Tainan Theological College and in the life of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan. We are also concerned about the implications for religious liberty of the decision of the Government of the Republic of China to expel the Gelzers from Taiwan which was done seemingly for the simple reason of their being faithful representatives of the Presbyterian Church in making known to the wider church the position of that church in regard to the future of Taiwan.

This act would seem to reaffirm the stance of that government in opposing self-determination for the people of Taiwan and in refusing to give the people of Taiwan an opportunity to shape their own future.

This position of the government would seem to be related to the decision of Taiwanese authorities to imprison General Secretary C.M. Kao, whose release has been the object of prayer for Christians throughout the world.

            J. Oscar McCloud, General Director, Program Agency

            Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

            Jan..24, 1984

 

 

 

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