Monday, December 19, 2005

Perspectives on Torture

Senator John McCain is trying to outlaw all forms of torture in all circumstances. A couple weeks ago, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer responded in a measured, thought-provoking piece that exposed some alleged hypocrisy (or at least blatant inconsistency) from McCain:
According to Newsweek, in the ticking time bomb case McCain says that the president should disobey the very law that McCain seeks to pass--under the justification that "you do what you have to do. But you take responsibility for it." But if torturing the ticking time bomb suspect is "what you have to do," then why has McCain been going around arguing that such things must never be done?
Now, evangelicals and non-evangelical religious leaders are responding to Krauthammer. Liederbach and Heimbach are professors at Southeastern Seminary, for any readers who may be interested.

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