June is "torture awareness month," according to the many human rights organizations: Why? According to Amnesty International:
A "fun fact," according to Amnesy, is that Ronald Reagan was a big supporter of this international law. So is Senator McCain and many others on both sides of the aisle. Yet the facts about US-sponsored remain shrouded in secrecy.
That's why Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is launching a campaign to gain the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the use of torture.
I plan to go to the office of Senator Feinstein with a delegation of Los Angeles religious leaders on Thursday calling for the release of this study. Please support our efforts through your prayers and by contacting Senator Feinstein, or your Senator, and explain why you think it's important for this report to be made public.
Earlier this month I posted an entry with the words of Jesus: "Everything that is hidden will be brought to light" (Luke 8:17). This certainly applies to evils such a torture. There is already ample evidence that the US engaged in torture, as is made clear in a bipartisan study conducted by the Constitution Project which can be obtained for free from NRCAT. It is time for the US government to acknowledge its guilt and make amends by holding the perpetrators accountable, by compensating victims, and perhaps most importantly, by insuring that our governement never again engages in this wicked practice.