Our church was recently mentioned in the local newspaper, The News & Observer, in a piece about congregations preaching against war and torture:
…The Rev. Isaac Villegas, pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, also preached on war Sunday. He said the classified reports released on the Wiki Leaks website and the disclosures in a new memoir by former President George W. Bush that he had authorized the use of waterboarding in interrogations of al-Qaida members, prompted him to speak out against such violence.
These Triangle pastors — there is no good figure on how many — were doubtless in the minority. In a survey conducted after the midterm elections, 58 percent of Americans said they believed God has granted the U.S. a special role in human history. The survey by the Public Religion Research Institute found that those same Americans also are significantly more likely to say military strength rather than diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace and that torture can be justified. A total of 1,494 people were interviewed for the telephone poll that took place Nov. 3 to Nov. 7.
For the rest of the article, follow this link: Against War.