Maurice Clemmons, the murderer shot and killed in Seattle today years ago had his sentence famously commuted by Governor Mike Huckabee, who we all know makes no bones about his desire to base U.S. law on his perception of God’s law. Here’s some of his Christian judgment about who deserves mercy under such laws:
Clemmons had a history of violent crimes in Arkansas and Washington dating back to his teenage years.
He would have been serving a 108-year prison term in Arkansas, but his sentence was commuted by former Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2000 after Clemmons argued that he had committed his crimes — including burglary, aggravated robbery and illegal possession of a firearm — as a youth and had changed.
In his petition to Huckabee, Clemmons said he came “from a very good Christian family” and “was raised much better than my actions speak.”
Am I being unjustifiably cynical to think that if he had been an atheist he’d still be in jail where he belonged right now?