Slippery slope

Published April 1, 2012

In February, CBC news reported that the CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) is reversing its policy of discarding information obtained through torture.  Now it will accept information obtained through torture when “lives or public safety are at risk.” Canada is on a slippery slope. The political and ecclesiastical powers who authorized the torture killing of our Lord Jesus Christ used this argument to justify their actions.  It has been the standard rationale for centuries.We must ask, “Who is Lord?” Our baptismal vows require us to respect the dignity of every human being. That includes people who are tortured. Would Jesus want Christians and the Anglican church to condone this new policy through our silence?


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