greg (grysar) wrote,
greg
grysar

National Association of Evangelicals comes out against torture

The anti-torture statement is actually pretty strong.


6. Legal Structures:International law contains numerous clear and unequivocal bans on torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. These bans are wise and right and must be embraced without reservation once again by our own government. Likewise, United Stateslaw and military doctrine has banned the resort to torture and cruel and degrading treatment. Tragically, documented acts of torture and ofinhumane and cruel behavior have occurred at various sites in the U.S. war on terror, and current law opens procedural loopholes for more to continue. We commend the Pentagon’s revised Army Field Manual for clearly banning such acts, and urge that this ban extend to every sector of the United States government without exception, including our intelligence agencies.


I believe they have 40,000 some member Congregations which combined with the traditional Evangelical right-ward tilt make it a group with a fair amount of clout. They've also made some pro-environmental statements of late, but talk of a green-religious alliance is now old news.
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