Tortured Values

September 30, 2006

Gary Bauer recently attacked those who argue against torture and said that they “ought to be ashamed of themselves.” He also stated:

But I would say to [those senators] and to others -- the murderers who are down there [at Guantanamo Bay], if they ever got out, would attempt to kill us again. ... And our weakness in how we hold them is doing nothing but encouraging an enemy that believes [that] at the end of the day, they will prevail.
Yes, Bauer thinks that not torturing people will be what causes more terrorism (they just get so mad when we do not torture them!). Despite justifying torture, Bauer continues to lecture the rest of us about values. Yet, real moral values cannot include torturing people. It is time for Christians to stand against torture and false prophets like Bauer!

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