Saturday, May 02, 2009

Christians for torture

"The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey". So says CNN.
More than half of people who attend services at least once a week -- 54 percent -- said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is "often" or "sometimes" justified. Only 42 percent of people who "seldom or never" go to services agreed.

The sample is small and the range of the survey pretty limited (742 white evangelical Christian Americans - there's a fun barbecue party), but still, what the fuck?? No wonder they all got off on the tortureporn (ooo-scourge-my-pillar-you-naughty-Roman) film made by noted religious nutter and anti-semite Mel Gibson.

If theirs is the sort of religion that Dermot Ahern is going to fine me €100,000 for insulting then there's something very wrong (but then you hardly needed to be told that...).

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