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Published On: Thu, Jan 26th, 2017

Rev Ron Stief speaks out against Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, torture being legal

In a recent op-ed in The Christian Post, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, stressed that Christians should be opposed to the Trump administration using torture in their interrogation process of terrorists. More specifically, Rev. Stief attacked the new CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

“Director Pompeo has affirmed that he understands that torture is illegal.  We hope that he holds to that position as CIA Director and we pray that he also understands that torture is immoral.  Jesus himself was a victim of state-sponsored torture – and it is something that all Christians, and indeed all people, have a duty to oppose.”

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“During their confirmation hearings, nominees Senator Sessions (Attorney General), General Mattis (Defense), General Kelly (Homeland Security), Rex Tillerson (State Department), and Rep. Pompeo (CIA) all were asked about torture and affirmed their absolute opposition to it.”

Stief continues, evoking his views on “what would Jesus do”: “[Christians] should understand best that God never asks us to respond to evil and darkness with more of the same.  Jesus’ example and teachings that compelled so many Christians to speak out against torture do not come from a place of weakness, but from the greatest strength.”

Read the whole op-ed for yourself HERE

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is a membership organization committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Since its formation in January 2006, more than 325 religious organizations have joined NRCAT, including representatives from the Catholic, evangelical Christian, mainline Protestant, Unitarian Universalist, Quaker, Orthodox Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhist, and Sikh communities. Members include national denominations and faith groups, regional organizations and local congregations.

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