Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Poll shows support for torture among Southern evangelicals

"WASHINGTON — A new poll finds that nearly six in 10 white Southern evangelicals believe torture is justified, but their views can shift when they consider the Christian principle of the golden rule.

The poll released Thursday, commissioned by Faith in Public Life and Mercer University, found that 57% of respondents said torture can be often or sometimes justified to gain important information from suspected terrorists. Thirty-eight percent said it was never or rarely justified."


WPO Poll on attitudes towards torture around the world is here: http://1-800-magic.blogspot.com/2008/06/religion-and-morality.html.

Incidentally, John McCain was against waterboarding before he was for it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Southern's just like the taste of coock meat sandwich better :-)