Where are the Christians as the torture bill sailed through congress last week? David Gushee had a great article in the February, 2006 issue of Christianity Today in which he discusses 5 reasons torture is always wrong. Makes you wonder whether President Bush and the other Republican legislators who pander to the religious right really understand the Christian faith and its basic principles of nonviolence? Makes you wonder even further about the so called evangelical Christian leaders like Falwell, Roberston, Dobson, etc. who fall all over themselves about sexual issues which Jesus said very little about, but are nowhere to be heard on issues dealing with poverty, torture, militarism, and the relationship of The Kingdom to governement which Jesus had quite a bit to say which they pretty much ignore.
For more on this topic, see Austin Cline's article on October 1, 2006 on his blog, Jesus' General, entitled : "Exchanging chains for liberty: We must abandon the old standards and create new lines between good and evil."
Read Gushee's article. It is well worth it. You can access it by clicking on the link below.