Oklahoma Governor, Mary Fallin, has stayed the execution of Richard Glossip for 37 days to investigate lethal injection protocols.
This comes on the heels of a letter issued to the Governor from the pope on September 19th, requesting her interjection.
In a country that in many ways is the model of global emulation, this draconian behavior casts great shame across a great nation. In the Christian faith, it is readily accepted that only God can take life, so the very idea that pro-life proponents, who are overwhelmingly also proponents of capital punishment, escapes rational thought. It further escapes reasonable thought when considering the fact that proponents of the death penalty often identify themselves as conservatives, who despise big government, which begs the question; Is there a bigger government authority than the ability to kill its own people?
If you can truly reconcile this, pass the Kool-Aid; it must be delicious.
If none of this gives you cause for hesitation, rest comfortable knowing that we are in great company in the countries that still utilize capital punishment. North Korea, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, to name just a few – all our partners in peace.
Again, if you can reconcile that company, pass the Kool-Aid; it must be delicious.
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