Monday, May 03, 2010

Evangelicals without Conscience


Randall Balmer offers a scandalous insight into the conscience of right-wing evangelicalism in his new book, The Making of Evangelicalism:
When I was writing Thy Kingdom Come several years back, I asked eight Religious Right organizations to send me a copy of their group's position on the use of torture. Only two of the eight responded, and neither could bring itself to condemn the Bush administration's persistent and systematic use of torture. The very people who purport to hear a fetal scream turned a deaf ear to the real screams of fully formed human beings who were being tortured in the name of our government. And am I the only one who finds it a tad ironic that the same folks who sought to teach something called "intelligent design" in public-school classrooms seemed to evince precious little interest in the handiwork of the Intelligent Designer?

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