This may not exactly be related to Asian American stuff, but I gotta rep my seminary and an admired prof here, Prof. Steve Hayner. So here is a letter from his desk. Please read and sign after you check out the issue…
Dear CTS Community,
Our nation, our allies, and our enemies now know that the United States has committed torture against foreign detainees. And regardless of the motivation for doing so, torture is a nonnegotiable moral issue that we need to end once and for all.
That’s why, last June, I was one of more than 200 military, security, and faith leaders who signed a nonpartisan Declaration of Principles calling on the President to issue an Executive Order to ban torture. Since then, thousands of citizens have joined us, and I hope that you’ll consider doing so, too.
You can read a *summary of the effort* in this recent God’s Politics blog post: http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2616
And you can *sign the Declaration* at
I hope that you’ll sign on, and that you’ll in turn send this email to your friends and colleagues. Thank you for taking this stand with me.
Sign the Declaration: http://www.campaigntobantorture.org
*TORTURE IS UN-AMERICAN, IMMORAL, AND BAD FOR SECURITY.
Dr. Stephen A. Hayner
Peachtree Assoc Prof of Evangelism and Church Growth
Columbia Theological Seminary
John Lamb at HispanicNashville emailed me this also. Please join the petition and make sure torture doesn’t become part of the American legacy. Thanks John.
Check out Amnesty International\’s virtual campaign to tear down Guantanamo Bay. By signing their pledge, you get to take down one pixel. Once 500,000 people have signed, the virtual Guantanamo Bay will come down. Join me and get your own pixel.
— John Lamb