Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tortured Logic

White t-shirt with words Who Would Jesus Torture? in purple lettersYou've got to love the Pew Trust and all its progeny, in this case the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

CNN (via the Huffington Post) reports that a recent Pew Research Center's survey found protestant evangelicals were the most likely to say that torture is often or sometimes justified. Over 60 percent of evangelicals agreed with one or the other of those two choices.

Specifically, the survey asked, "Do you think the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain important information can often be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified, or never be justified?"

Who was most likely to say torture is never justified? Mainline Protestants -- Lutherans, Presbyterians and Episcopalians (30 percent), followed by the religiously unaffiliated (25 percent).

1 comment:

Ms Sparrow said...

Once again, it goes to prove that the self-righteous "religious" are the most narrow minded and vindictive.