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Shameless PG

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

You know you've lost the argument in the "torture" debate when you invoke Jesus to help make your point. That's exactly what the PG did in its May 23 editorial "Do Unto Others." One can only imagine the scorn that the PG would heap upon anyone in the public sector using Jesus as a guidepost for making policy. Yet the Double-Standard Gazette has no problem invoking Jesus to advance its political and policy position.

While gushing platitudes about what Jesus would say, the PG conveniently ignores what Jesus did. In a famous biblical incident, Jesus took a whip to the temple moneychangers and other hypocrites advancing their financial interests while operating under the guise of religion. I'm sure the PG would call this whipping "torture," but would Jesus?

Since you are attempting to channel Jesus' opinion, why not go further and imagine what Jesus would say should be done to a group who delight in planning and carrying out the murder of innocent men, women and children under the guise of religion?

Your transparent and clumsy attempt to shame your opponents in this debate by invoking Jesus' name is intellectually dishonest and, frankly, an embarrassment. Your readers deserve better.

 

 

DOUGLAS POWELL

Robinson

 

 

 

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