Here are some of the answers that were e-mailed to Cafferty’s Blog:
Alex from Florida writes:
Pastors need to teach their congregations that supporting a conservative ticket based on some values like marriage and/or abortion does not mean you have to support the parts of the platform that don’t jive with those values.
Jim from Chicago writes:
Jack, the Evangelicals support torture because by and large they have bought into the Bush-era malarkey that “enhanced interrogation” is not really torture. Through their lack of critical thinking and questioning of the validity of this premise, they somehow feel that these techniques are necessary and effective for our safety. How ironic that Jesus was only subjected to “enhanced interrogation” by Roman soldiers just before he was crucified.
All I can figure out is that church goers do not apparently read the Bible and know little about the actual teachings of Christ. They seem to be real big believers in the Old Testament and “an eye for an eye”. How they claim to be “Born Again” when they don’t follow Jesus message of peace and forgiveness I cannot understand. No way would Christ have ever been a Republican, too selfish and unforgiving.
Keith Cameron writes:
If evangelicals want to continue their act of being better-than-thou, it’s about time they showed some views that actually qualified them as being “good” people. Harsh, I know, but seriously, if you’re going to claim to take a stand on morals, the most basic morals on the planet are “love others, even your enemies” and “be the bigger person.” Both apply to this situation.
The Crusades. The Inquisition. The Salem Witch Trials. Christians have been killing in God’s name for 2000 years. Torture is an improvement. For them.
So-called “Christians” should be reflecting God’s mercy, as Jesus did. His two key commandments were to love God and to love each other. Somehow the message has been lost among many of the “churched. ” I think this is mostly due to mixing church and politics. It’s hard to be on the side of George Bush and Jesus at the same time.