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2008-09-15 20:42

Andrew Sullivan has a disturbing post today in which he laments the results of a new survey of global opinion on the desirability of unequivocally banning torture. Whereas 82% of British, Spanish, and French people surveyed support banning torture, only 53% of Americans do, one of the lowest percentages. Which countries in the world boast populations as unwilling to ban torture as the U.S.? Azerbaijan (54%), Egypt (54%), Russia (49%), and Iran (43%)—a lovely cohort.

And among Americans which group is least willing to countenance an unequivocal ban on torture? Who else? Evangelical Christians! Sullivan’s outrage captures the irony perfectly (my emphasis):

How can the country that pioneered the Geneva Conventions now be a nation more supportive of torture than any other developed nation on earth? Of course, it matters that we have had a president and vice-president actively endorsing and campaigning for the use of torture, and torturing prisoners routinely in jails where there is no escape and no due process. But the key segment of the pro-torture enthusiasts are evangelical Christians. Yes: evangelical Christians are now the greatest supporters of doing to prisoners what was once done to Christ.


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