Torture: brought to you by white evangelicals
White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified — more than six in 10 supported it. People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only four in 10 of them did.
—a Pew Forum study reported by CNN.com
Aren’t the torturers the bad guys in the stories of Jesus? And weren’t there religious patriots cheering them on, calling out, “We have no god but Caesar?”
Why have evangelicals traded the imitation of Christ for the ruthlessness of Rome?
Written by Monte
May 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm
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