Yesterday, the Washington Post published an editorial entitled "The Truth About Abu Ghraib" which described legislation proposed by Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham as a "rebellion of conscience and good sense." Their legislation was an amendment to the defense operations bill that would put an end to the abusive interrogation techniques being used at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. Before the administration pulled the bill to stop a vote, six Republicans Senators supported the bill.
This is one of the most damning reports I've ever seen. The Religious Right's publicly endorsed "values" President -- a man who boasts of his Christian faith before the whole world -- has his underlings working overtime to oppose the efforts of the last six Senators in his own party that still have a "conscience and good sense."
This hypocrisy is worse than the hypocrisy that Jesus denounced in the harshest terms.
When will Bobby Welch, Morris Chapman, Al Mohler, Richard Land, Jerry Falwell, James Dobson, D. James Kennedy, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, and all the other politically prominent ministers in this country develop a conscience and some good sense and start speaking out and using their influence to guarantee that the torture and abuse of prisoners ends?
Some day a lot of currently prominent preachers will be asking, "Lord, when did we see you naked and abused and in prison and didn't do anything to minister to you? Didn't we perform miracles in your name getting-out-the-votes to for those "strict constuctionist" judges?" And they will surely hear, "Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it unto me." (Matthew 25:31-46)