A new poll out today demonstrates that hardcore American Christians are fine with torture:

More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. Only 42 percent of people who “seldom or never” go to services agreed, according the analysis released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Here’s Poppa Sully:

So Christian devotion correlates with approval for absolute evil in America. And people wonder why atheism is gaining in this country. Notice the poll does not even use a euphemism like “coercive interrogation” – forcing Allahpundit to substitute it. (Even HotAir, it seems, finds it difficult to write the sentence: “Evangelicals are more likely to be conservative and conservatives are more likely to support torture.”) But it remains a fact that white evangelicals are the most pro-torture of any grouping. Mainline Protestant groups were the most opposed. A mere 20 percent of non-Hispanic Catholics believe that torture is never justified.

Just like Jesus said: “Torture them, my brothers, for only through pain inflicted on the weakest among us shall thou reach the kingdom of heaven.” Oh, that’s not real scripture? Maybe something like the following is more apt:

Exodus 22:21 Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.

Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.

Psalm 9:9
The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 74:21 Let not the oppressed return dishonored; Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.

Psalm 146:9 The Lord protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked.

Isaiah 29:20
For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off.

For the world shall know your hypocrisy, and in its image shall the depravity of your soul be laid bare.

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