Op-eds

Placement of Op-eds Supporting the Release of The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on CIA Torture


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Our thanks to the over 80 religious leaders who participated in our 50 state op-ed project by writing an opinion piece for their local newspaper calling on the Senate Intelligence Committee to make public its report on its three-year investigation into the CIA’s torture of post-9/11 detainees. 

Alabama
Opinion from Rev. R.G. Wilson-Lyons: The day that changed the world” by Rev. R.G. Wilson-Lyons, Birmingham News, September 22, 2013.

Alaska
Compass: Senate should release report on torture” by Gary Holthaus, Anchorage Daily News, November 12, 2013.

Arizona
Guest Column: US’ illegal use of torture is a sad episode detailed in new public report” by Frederick C. Neidhardt, Arizona Daily Star, April 30, 2013.

Talk of the Town: Committee must release torture report” by Philip Gates, The Prescott Daily Courier, June 24, 2013.

Arkansas
Senate committee should release the torture report” by Rev. Stephen Copley, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, September 1, 2013.

California
Torture facts must be released” by Natalie Chamberlain, The Fresno Bee, February 22, 2013.

Fact and fiction and “Zero Dark Thirty” by Rev. Frank Wulf, Los Angeles Daily News, February 22, 2013. This op-ed was also reprinted in other local papers.

Fiction in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ erodes our society’s values” by Louise Specht, San Jose Mercury News, March 16, 2013. This op-ed was also repinted in another local paper.

There simply is no justification for torture” by The Rev. Will McGarvey, Contra Costa Times, March 30, 2013. This op-ed was also reprinted in other local papers.

Senate committee’s report on CIA use of torture needs to be released” by Rev. Diana Gibson and Craig Wiesner, San Jose Mercury News, April 18, 2013.

Keeping our nation transparent on our detainees: Ed Bacon” by Rev. Ed Bacon, Pasadena Star-News, April 28, 2013. This op-ed was also reprinted in other local papers.

James Grant: Senate Intelligence Committee should release the CIA report on torture” by James Grant, The Fresno Bee, June 15, 2013.

Viewpoints: Citizens deserve to know the truth about torture” by Steve Ratzlaff, The Sacramento Bee, June 16, 2013.

US torture: Illegal, immoral and ineffective” by John Schaefer, Times-Standard, July 11, 2013.

Torture is part of a systemic U.S. strategy” by William Radatz, San Diego Union-Tribune, August 14, 2013.

Colorado
Guest opinion: Release the torture report” by Rev. Roger Butts, Daily Camera, December 4, 2013.

Connecticut
Forum: Truth needs to be told about U.S. torture” by John Humphries and the Rev. Allie Perry, New Haven Register, May 7, 2013.

Moral leadership requires facing our faults” by Bruce A. Barrett, Connecticut Post, April 3, 2013.

Delaware
Ask US government to release CIA torture report” by Rev. Gregory Chute, News Journal, November 7, 2013.

Florida
Guest Column: A defining moment for our nation” by Brian D. McLaren, Naples Daily News, June 7, 2013.

Georgia
Confronting and renouncing torture” by David P. Gushee, Macon Telegraph, July 21, 2013.

Hawaii
Transparency needed about U.S. torture transgressions” by Ka’imi Nicholson and Steve Lohse, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, September 25, 2013.

Idaho
Reader’s View, detainees: Time to tell the truth about torture” by Lou Landry and Jude Reppell, Idaho Statesman, April 30, 2013.

Illinois
My View: U.S. must admit mistakes; torture is always wrong” by Linda J. Gustitus, Rockford Register Star, October 4, 2013.

Americans deserve the facts on torture” by Sister Benita Coffey, Chicago Tribune, February 13, 2013.

Indiana
Column: Americans need full truth about US legacy of torture” by David Carlson, Daily Journal, October 18, 2013.

Iowa
Blevins: To end torture, start at home” by Rev. Michael F. Blevins, Dubuque Telegraph Herald, September 8, 2013.

Kansas
Letter: Release the report on torture” by Rev. Frank L. Dorsey, Topeka Capital-Journal, November 5, 2013.

Kentucky
KY Voices: Senate panel must not withhold truth about torture” by Rev. Nancy J. Kemper, Lexington Herald Leader, August 25, 2013.

Louisiana
Guest column: Torture report must be released” by Rev. Welton Gaddy, Monroe News Star, November 21, 2013.

Maine
Maine Voices: “Collins and King must stand up for truth, vote to release torture report” by Rev. Richard Killmer, Portland Press Herald, April 16, 2013.

Tell Collins and King: Release the report to America on torture” by Rev. Jill Saxby, Bangor Daily News, May 5, 2013.

Let the light of day shine” by Marc Mutty, Sun Journal, May 19, 2013.

"Collins, King should vote to release CIA torture report, reduce likelihood of future torture in the process" by The Rev. Richard Killmer, Bangor Daily News, March 19, 2014.

"Tell the truth about torture" by Cushman Anthony, The Times Record, March 20, 2014.

Maryland
America can’t guarantee that we won’t engage in torture if we don’t examine the past” by Susan Kerin, The Baltimore Sun, October 3, 2013.

Massachusetts
Rev. John G. Wightman: Reveal the truth of US torture” by Rev. John G. Wightman, The Berkshire Eagle, September 24, 2013.

Michigan
William Alt: Details emerge on CIA torture, but we must be told the whole story” by William Alt, Detroit Free Press, May 16, 2013.

Our children should not grow up in a nation that condones torture” by Rev. Richard Killmer, The Grand Rapids Press, December 12, 2013.

Minnesota
Congressional report on torture ought to be released” by Rev. Dr. James A. Siefkes, Star Tribune, October 9, 2013.

Mississippi
Release the torture report” by Rev. Justin White, Clarion-Ledger, November 5, 2013.

Missouri
Shine a light on torture to stop it” by Kendyl Gibbons, Kansas City Star, December 15, 2013.

Montana
Time to shed light on U.S. use of torture” by Rev. Peter Shober, Missoulian, November 26, 2013.

Nebraska
Local View: Release the torture report” by Rev. Kenneth G. Leischner, Lincoln Journal Star, November 24, 2013.

Release torture report to public” by Rev. Jay Schmidt, Omaha World Herald, November 20, 2013.

Nevada
Neal Anderson: Release the torture report” by Neal Anderson, Nevada Reno Gazette-Journal, December 4, 2013.

New Hampshire
My Turn: Report on torture must be made public” by Rev. Linda Lea Snyder, Concord Monitor, September 7, 2013.

New Jersey
U.S. can’t remain in denial of torture: Opinion” by George Hunsinger, Star-Ledger, June 9, 2013.

Reckoning with U.S. torture: Opinion” by Rachel Kahn-Troster, Star-Ledger, September 12, 2013.

New Mexico
Reader View: Americans must learn the truth about torture” by Bud Ryan, Santa Fe New Mexican, October 19, 2013.

New York
Americans need to know what their government did” by Stephen Hart, The Buffalo News, May 6, 2013.

North Carolina
Public needs the facts on US torture” by Rev. Mark Sandlin, News & Record, November 4, 2013.

North Dakota
Release the torture report,” by Karen Van Fossan, Bismarck Tribune, November 23, 2013

Ohio
It’s time for U.S. to end the inhumane practice of torture” by Tarunjit Singh Butalia, The Blade, May 30, 2013.

Torture doesn’t work, and it taints our country” by Benjamin G. Davis, The Blade, January 20, 2013.

Oklahoma
Senate panel’s report on torture should be released” by Rev. Adam Shahan, The Oklahoman, November 16, 2013.

Oregon
Public deserves to know what’s in CIA torture report: Guest Opinion” by David Leslie and Richard Killmer, The Oregonian, July 15, 2013.

Pennsylvania
End this tortured debate: Americans must understand, as they used to, that torture is always wrong” by Rev. Randall Bush, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 1, 2013.

To move past torture, America must confront its responsibility: As I See It” by Sandra L. Strauss, The Patriot-News, May 15, 2013.

Rhode Island
Donald Anderson: Senate must release its torture report” by Rev. Donald Anderson, Providence Journal, October 31, 2013.

South Carolina
Bell: Transparency, accountability and torture” by Rev. Daniel Bell, The State, August 26, 2013.

South Dakota
Kristi McLaughlin: Can’t stop terrorism with torture” by Kristi McLaughlin, The Daily Republic, October 25, 2013.

Tennessee
Rev. Steven D. Martin: Senate’s report on torture should be made public” by the Rev. Steven D. Martin, Knoxville News Sentinel, May 25, 2013.

Film skirts truth in portrayal of CIA torture” by Don Smith, The Tennessean, March 2, 2013.

Texas
Release Senate panel’s torture report” by Dale G. Tremper, San Antonio Express News, September 20, 2013.

Utah
My View: Soul of our nation is at stake” by Rev. Patty Willis, Deseret News, October 16, 2013.

Vermont
US torture report must be released” by Joseph Gainza, Rutland Herald, November 10, 2013. This op-ed was also reprinted in another local paper.

Virginia
Barton: Complacency encourages evil” by Jon Barton, Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 10, 2013.

Long: Separating fact from fiction in “Zero Dark Thirty”” by Stephen B. Long, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 21, 2013.

Washington
Guantanamo Bay a shameful chapter in U.S. history” by Jamie Mayerfeld, The Herald, August 4, 2013.

We must end the indignities of torture” by Tom Ewell, Herald Net, December 15, 2013.

West Virginia
Release Senate committee’s report on torture” by James Siekmeier, The Dominion Post, October 27, 2013.

Wisconsin
Release the torture report” by Rev. Michael A. Schuler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 10, 2013.

Wyoming
Transparency on torture” by Rev. Rodger McDaniel, Casper Star-Tribune, August 29, 2013.


National
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ tortures the truth about interrogations” by Morris Davis and Rev. Richard Killmer, Religion News Service, January 11, 2013. This op-ed was also reprinted in other national papers.

Seeing Torture for What It Is” by Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Huffington Post, January 30, 2013.

Why the truth about ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ matters” by Linda Gustitus, The Hill’s Congress Blog, March 15, 2013.

Toward Ensuring an End to U.S.-Sponsored Torture” by Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Huffington Post, April 16, 2013.

Terror, torture and truth” by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, The Washington Post, April 17, 2013.

Bipartisan Support for Releasing the Torture Report” by Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Huffington Post, May 2, 2013.

The false debate” by Linda Gustitus, The Hill’s Congress Blog, May 23, 2013.

The Public Deserves Clarity on Torture” by Rabbi Jill Jacobs, The Jewish Week, June 6, 2013.

On torture, the truth will set us free” by Susan Kerin, The Washington Post, September 13, 2013.

Release the torture report” by the Rev. Joshua Clough, Faith in Action, October 19, 2013.

"Take Mandela's example and shine a light on CIA torture" by Rabbi Rachel Gartner, The Hill, December 18, 2013.

 
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