"Besides being illegal, torture is also profoundly immoral. As the National Religious Campaign Against Torture has said, 'Torture violates the basic dignity of the human person that all religions, in their highest ideals, hold dear. ... It contradicts our nation's most cherished values. Any policies that permit torture and inhumane treatment are shocking and morally intolerable.'"
Linda J. Gustitus, president of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, in a guest commentary for Religion News Service.
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