The Religious Right and Abu Ghraib
The religious right must be feeling torn. Evangelicals alone are about
enough to give a majority to Bush, according to the PBS Frontline episode
"The Jesus Factor." Well-intentioned, perhaps, but intolerant of other
religions, from what I gather, some evangelicals must now be wondering if
they are following a false prophet. By dismissing the Geneva Conventions,
the Bush administration, I believe, created the conditions for the prisoner
abuse scandal and all its evils.
I'm reminded of Matthew 7:13. "Heaven can be entered only through the narrow
gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for the
multitudes who choose its easy way."