Sunday, January 18, 2009

Always Torture

Finally, the words, unambiguous, clear
torture, waterboarding was torture,
a position for the new administration
words with power, with consequences
Our country, bound by our creed, by our beliefs
must not be party, must not use, cannot condone
always torture, a statement of fact
words under oath, with power, with consequence
may we ever be mindful, of the words he shared
echoes of the words of our savior, a foundation
a rock on which we all should stand

January 18, 2009
the message, “It’s not just a dream but a reality”
on the sign in front of church,
the story of Moses and Joshua,
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Joshua 1:1-9
and on the juxtaposition of the
80th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the inauguration of Barack Obama
as President of the United States of America
along with
Micah 4:1-4
Matthew 5:43-48
the sermon, “Love Your Who???”,
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson,
Suncook United Methodist Church, Suncook, NH,
and the hypothetical put to Eric Holder, nominee for Attorney General,
by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on the use of waterboarding,
January 15, 2009, during his Senate Confirmation Hearings,

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