OK, I first want to say that I am still thinking through this topic, so I have little to give you in this post concerning my opinion. I promise to follow up with some thoughts after a discussion, which I am hoping will occur here.
I read an article yesterday that repeats oft-heard allegations that the U.S. is torturing prisoners it is holding in Guantanamo Bay. The allegations come from a military judge who is overseeing the trials of the prisoners who are being held there. You can read the entire article at the link below.
The questions I want to pose are:
- How should Christians feel about the repeated allegations that the U.S. is torturing these prisoners?
- If it is true, is it OK?
- How does Christ’s command to “love your enemies” apply to war-time situations? Does it apply at all?
- Should Christians be as concerned with possible human-rights violations of war prisoners (if you believe these are human-rights violations) as they are with other human rights issues (i.e. abortion, gay marriage, freedom of religion, etc.)?
Let me know what you think.