Tuesday, June 13, 2006

being anti-torture is a no-brainer

What do megachurch megamillionaire pastor Rick Warren, renowned Holocaust survivor and Nobel-Prize winning writer Elie Wiesel, and Cardinal McCarrick have in common? They are joining with other religious leaders in urging the de facto Bush Administration to "abolish torture now -- without exceptions." This is as part of a new organization called the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

Good for them. I agree with their statement, which says in part, "Nothing less is at stake in the torture abuse crisis than the soul of our nation. What does it signify if torture is condemned in word but allowed in deed?"

But it is pathetic and sickening that the leaders of the United States should even have to be told that torture is immoral.