Marc Ambinder Chris Good points to this Pew Study showing that weekly Church-goers are more likely to approve of torture. Fifty-four percent of weekly churchgoers believe that torture is sometimes or often justified, which honestly isn't that much higher than the number of Americans overall, which is 49% to 47% who say it can rarely or never be justified. White evangelical protestants are the most likely, at 62%, to believe that torture is often or sometimes justified.

I feel like I should be making some smart remark about how Jesus was tortured, but I'm really too horrified. Of course, that won't stop me from pointing out the obvious: there is a large number of people committed to preventing consenting adults from having sex or getting married because of their sexual orientation who nevertheless think it's okay to beat or waterboard people and shove them in tiny boxes.

-- A. Serwer

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