Polls indicate Americans who attend church regularly are more likely to approve torture than those who seldom attend or don't attend at all. What message does this bring? It shows the teachings of the Bible aren't as important to most of these churchgoers as the teachings of right-wing hate groups and individuals.
Some say those who oppose torture should be reminded of the terrorists. As a combat veteran who fought in the battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive of 1968, I am fully aware of the evils of terrorists. I am also aware that when we adopt the tactics and immorality of terrorists, we sink to their level and no longer deserve to be called Americans (or Christians).
Carl L. Hess