As usual, I am late to the party, but I must comment on this story (emphasis added).
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 to the analysis released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified — more than six in 10 supported it. People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only four in 10 of them did.
As someone who is a white, evangelical Protestant (contrary to how many behave, “evangelical” does not refer to a political philosophy), I must say, these folks haven’t read the same Bible I have.
They must have found some kind of anti-Gospels which counsel hate and cruelty in the name of the God of love.