Sunday 3 May 2009

Evangelicals "more likely to support torture"

The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center for CNN. Or more precisely, if they attend white evangelical protestant churches.

People unaffiliated with any religious group were least likely to back torture. Bless 'em.

This could be an easy opportunity to mock white evangelicals, but isn't this just more evidence that right-wing Christians are more... well, right wing, with a morally flexible interpretation of loving thy neighbour?

I'm not sure that after eight years of a Bush presiudency, this survey is telling us anything new.

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