Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Alberto Gonzales Called to Repentance

Church Folks for a Better America has issued an Open Letter to Alberto Gonzales encouraging him to repent and uphold human rights. The letter is signed by a list out of Who's Who in Religion in America -- minus the Religious Right.

There aren't any shades of gray for Christians about the use of torture. There's no doubt that Jesus stands with the victims of torture, not with the bystanders or the perpetrators.

Why have Richard Land, Al Mohler, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, James Dobson, and D. James Kennedy been so silent about this issue?

4 comments:

Rob said...

The Religious "Right" has for a long time jaded me on Christianity. Thank you, Dr. Prescott, for showing me that not all Christians are like the Robertson/Phelps/Falwell group.

KateCrashes said...

Wonderful column on Gonzales's nomination in today's Philadelphia Inquirer by Rabbi Arthur Waskow:

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/opinion/10577094.htm

It says in part...

"From the standpoint of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all human beings are created in the image of God.

"Torture shatters and defiles that image.

"In every shriek of those in unbearable pain, in every crazed nightmare of those who are denied sleep for days and weeks at a time, in every muffled moan of those plunged under water for minutes at a time, trying not to breathe lest they drown, God is broken. God is defiled."

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

Kate,

Thanks for the link. It is a very good article.

Anonymous said...

I thought you might be interested. If you don't want Gonzales to be confirmed by the Senate link the phrase tortured logic to

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/11/20041110-8.html

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