Now Gary Bauer comes up with what is (to him) a Jesus-approved justification for torture.
The more appropriate question is, 'What is a follower of Jesus permitted to do?'"
Well, Gary, Torquemada was an extremely pious religious man. And he wasn't even the worst of the torturers of the time.
Clearly, he was a follower of Jesus and was permitted to torture-- and that's part of why those techniques have survived for five hundred years.