The situation with Troy Davis is truly heartbreaking. Jesus calls us to care about life. Yet most American Christians refuse to be Pro-Life from the womb to the tomb. Something’s gotta change.
Rather than writing my own reflection on the Troy Davis situation, I wanted to point your attention to an excellent post about it by David Henson. He expresses exactly how I feel on this situation. I may write in the future on the death penalty, but today I point you toward him.
Here is the beginning of the article…
Two men were executed last night by the state.
And no one said a word about one of them.
Because it wasn’t about Troy Davis. Because witnesses didn’t recant. Because the evidence was clear. Because hundreds of thousands worldwide didn’t sign a petition for him.
Because it was about a white supremacist.
There is tragic irony to last night’s events. Even as the throngs of activists wept, celebrated, sang and prayed when word came that the execution of Troy Davis in a Georgia prison was delayed, though only for only a few hours, by no less than the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Texas was busy plunging a poisoned needle into the body of Lawrence Russell Brewer.
There were no last minute heroics, desperate filings or social media frenzy.
There were no hashtags, blocked or otherwise.
No one wearing “I Am Lawrence Brewer” T-shirts.
While Davis was surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, Brewer died alone, his parents and his victim’s relatives watching from a nearby room.
He had no final words in death, only a single tear. Read the rest of this article…