Posts Tagged ‘death penalty’
Victim families call for death penalty repeal as bill is introduced DENVER_ Thirty family members of Colorado murder victims called on lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty today as legislation was introduced in the Colorado House this evening. “As lawmakers consider whether to keep or end Colorado’s death penalty, we urge them to make the choice that best serves the interests of victims’ families,” the letter states. “We hope they will conclude what we have: that the death ... Full Story
He hung around with lepers, hookers and crooks. He was totally anti-death penalty; anti-public prayer; never once spoke about anti-gay or abortion.
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21 February 2012 Dear Editor: It is not just wishful thinking that states can live without the death penalty. Generally, states that do not have capital punishment have lower homicide rates than states that have capital punishment. People of New Testament times need to consider what Jesus did when asked about the legality of divorce. Jesus was aware of His present time and of what the law stated, but He referenced a time before the law was ever given to reveal what God's ... Full Story
From the mounting discussion on the airways and the internet, it is obvious that most people, including many self avowed columnists for prestigious daily newspapers, have no idea what separation of church and state means nor how it should be applied. For a detailed discussion, see Religion on the Campaign Trail. The first article below outline five religious leaders who understood what separation meant and who fought to achieve it. The second article points out the hypocrisy of those who ... Full Story
By John W. Whitehead September 14, 2011 "Troy Davis has three major strikes against him. First, he is an African-American man. Second, he was charged with killing a white police officer. And third, he is in Georgia."—Author and journalist Amy Goodman There is nothing moral or just about the death penalty—certainly not the way it is implemented in America, and anyone who says otherwise is either deluding themselves or trying to get elected by appearing ... Full Story
Anti-abortion campaigners in the US fail to value life lost through war, or those taken by a punitive justice system. In Al Jazeera Opinion by: Cliff Schecter Yesterday, I pulled up to a drive-through ATM, and sitting in front of me in the line was a car with a license plate that simply stated, "Choose Life". Who can argue with that? I support life, don't you? The problem, of course, is the relationship between that phrase and the US right wing. You know, the ones who are petrified of ... Full Story