Torture is taking place behind the walls of the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba according to one New Jersey college professor.
Professor Anna J. Brown — director of the social justice program at St. Peter’s College — says, "I’m a citizen, and this is being done in my name." Brown continues, "If you pay taxes, you indirectly help support this torture, and our country has perfected psychological torture. In that way, we’re all responsible. I have to be accountable to that reality," Brown said, according to The Huntsville Times.
The professor’s ramblings will continue tonight at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where she’ll speak about a trip she and 24 other American Catholics took to Cuba last year to protest the Gitmo prison. The group — part of an organization called ‘Witness Against Torture’ — was not permitted within the camp, although she says, "they let a couple of reporters in who wrote about how lovely everything is in Guantanamo Bay." Brown adds, "I guess if we’d have been of that persuasion, they would’ve let us in, too."
The Huntsville Times reports that the goal of ‘Witness Against Torture’ according to Brown is "to do as the Gospel of Mark suggests, to visit the sick and imprisoned." "She said it’s a Christian mandate to perform these works of mercy. The group is also involved in marches and sit-ins on college campuses and at the United Nations, and appeals to Nobel laureates for its cause."
According to the article, the group was allowed past the Cuban government’s checkpoint, but Brown claims her group was not permitted through the American checkpoint and could only get as close as eight miles from the prison.
"In a speech at the (United Nations) last summer, President Bush said that anyone could come down and check out the prison and see that the country wasn’t engaged in torture," Brown said. "We took him up on it. But they never responded to our requests."
So, you’re goal wasn’t to minister to the sick and imprisoned but rather to pursue your own liberal political agenda.
Tell me professor, do you think God would approve of you using Him and His word as an excuse to achieve your selfish goals?
And tell me one more thing Professor Brown, although you’ve read the Gospel of Mark, have you read that part in the Bible where it says, "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain"?
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