Both secular and religious institutions employed torture. The popular impression that it was primarily a religious activity indicates the success of the anti-religion culture warriors telling their sensationalized version of history
Our purpose here is to discuss the ethics of torture. More concretely, I will address the question of whether it was morally justifiable for the United States government to employ "enhanced interrogation techniques" sometimes classified as torture.
It is sickening enough that Bush consistently obliterated America's constitutional ideals of human rights. But to do all of these calloused acts in the name of Christ elicits in me, as a minister and follower of Jesus, a prophetic condemnation.