Condoning Torture

May 12, 2007

The May issue of Christianity Today offers a troubling statistic about what evangelicals think about torture. It reports that 28 percent is the number of "American evangelicals who say torture is never justified." What? Only barely more that 1 in 4 evangelicals are against all torture! What has happened to American evangelicals? Meanwhile, the number of "[a]ll Americans who agree" that torture is never justified is 29 percent. So not only do most evangelicals not condemn all torture, but the average evangelical is not even more likely to take this moral stand than the average American. Something seems to be tragically wrong as too many evangelicals have apparently bought into "Tortured Theology."