Women, the Death Penalty, and Jesus

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Only 15 women have been executed in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. For two death penalty cases involving women to make the news in the same week is unprecedented – but it’s happening. One is Jodi Arias, convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008, whose sentencing trial is this [Read More...]

Marching Through Death’s Desert: Protesting the Death Penalty


It’s 93 degrees in Texas today. And the Rev. Jeff Hood is walking 200 miles across the state. What would compel somebody to do that? He wants to end the death penalty… and he is not alone. Rev. Jeff Hood is a Southern Baptist pastor, deeply troubled by his denomination’s stance on capital punishment. And [Read More...]

Death Row Inmates Invite Tennessee Governor to Pray with Them


This past Thursday, the men on Tennessee’s death row, four of whom have scheduled execution dates in the near future, invited Governor Haslam, the man who signs the death warrants to join them for prayer. The backdrop for the story is that Tennessee has more executions scheduled in a year than the state has killed [Read More...]