One might think that Christians, whatever their theological or political differences, could agree on the immorality of torture. Um, no. Andrew Sullivan has been following a debate (1, 2, 3) which has taken place largely on Evangelical Outpost. (1, 2.)

The Washington Post is also asking for your opinions on the subject.

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  1. John B. Chilton

    We live in an imperfect world and I will confess even some of our political leaders and some of our military have acted immorally. But I would not be morally shocked if in order to ward off a great evil (in a world of weapons of mass destruction the lose of thousands of lives) there was resort to coercive interrogation or torture if it was the only means.

    I agree with Judge Richard Posner that our laws against torture should stand as they are. In the event of a great evil what would a moral public official do?: “perceive and act on a moral duty that is higher than their moral duty.” (Posner, “The Constitution is Not a Suicide Pact.”)

  2. A L MacArthur

    Here is a letter to use to send to representatives asking to investigate the use of waterboarding by members of our government. It is just one thing we can do to protest this procedure.


    Alice MacArthur

  3. Folks might still be interested in reading a set of talking points written for the General Convention in 2006 in support of a resolution repudiating torture that originated in the Diocese of California.

    Unfortunately, Convention was otherwise engaged and never got to this item.

    Jan Adams

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