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Monday
May112009

Not All Evangelicals

On my April 30 blog post ("Slandering Ourselves") I wrote about a recent poll that suggests that those who are most likely to support the torture of suspected terrorists are evangelicals. I followed that up on this page with a link to Martin Marty's comments on that poll.

The good news is that not all evangelicals' views are reflected in that poll. Check out Peter Steinfels' article, "An Evangelical Call on Torture and the U.S." (New York Times). He gives an overview of a statement issued by a number of evangelical leaders called, "An Evangelical Declaration Against Torture: Protecting Human Rights in an Age of Terror". You can read the full statement and get other information on the subject at Evangelicals for Human Rights.

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