What Should Christians Think about the CIA's Reported Use of Torture?
Here's a brief exerpt:
America has enemies, and swift and decisive action against them is necessary. The scriptures and the Just War theory make it clear that there are times when taking a life is not only permitted, it may be a necessary part of what it means to love your neighbor.
But the same thing cannot be said about torture. These practices trade someone else’s human dignity for a sense, which may well be illusory, of added safety. It’s a trade that no Christian in good conscience can make and which Christian conscience demands we condemn.