United Methodists Against Torture

Are United Methodist’s taking a stand against something? It looks like we are…click here to sign the petition and here to read more about this issue.

Torture in any form, whether psychological or physical, is dehumanizing to the victim and to the perpetrator. For the victim, the mental and physical scars can last a lifetime. The psychological effects can include insomnia, nightmares, memory loss, depression and post traumatic stress disorder. For the perpetrator, there is a great deal of stress and a general decline in the morals and ethics of a person who inflicts pain on another. In passing the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the United States Congress has given the President absolute power to decide who is an enemy of the U.S., and to imprison people indefinitely without charging them with a crime.

Please do your part and sign the petition.

HT: The Ivy Post

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