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Friday, November 11, 2005

Unitarians and Trinitarians (the torture issue, cont'd)

Here's a letter to the editor of The New York Times today. Have there been letters like this to the editors of newspapers in other parts of our country? and have they been written by generously orthodox Trinitarian Christian leaders, or are we leaving it to the Unitarians?

To the Editor:

I praise you for keeping the torture issue front and center during this critical time of Congressional consideration of the shameful United States practice of abuse at secret prisons abroad ("Blaming the Messenger," editorial, Nov. 10).

It's puzzling that there has not been a greater public uproar over this immoral, illegal, ineffective and cruel practice that so compromises our security.

Our congregation, by resolution, has unanimously condemned this practice and trusts that others will join us in an overwhelming show of moral outrage.

(Rev.) Paul S. Johnson
Manhasset, N.Y.
Nov. 10, 2005
The writer is senior minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.