Christians believe that man is made in the image of God, that every person is of intrinsic worth before God, and that every individual has a right to the fullest possible opportunity for the development of life abundant and eternal.
Denials of rights and freedoms that inhere in man’s worth before God are not simply a crime against humanity; they are a sin against God.
Which is why Christians cannot allow themselves to be found in a position of justifying torture or the arbitrary denial or rights.[The quote is from a statement by the National Council of Churches back in the ’60s.]
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