Death Penalty and the American Soul

Death Penalty and the American Soul September 22, 2011

From the “Christian Nation?” Department:

The death penalty has been abolished by 106 nations, 30 countries since 1990. Amnesty International reports that over 1/2 world’s nations have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice. The United States, China, the Congo and Iran are the most prolific executioners in the world.

I do not understand how the United States, especially given that so many of our fellow citizens continue to insist that this is a “Christian” country, can be so blind to this obvious moral, ethical, and spiritual hypocrisy.  Every execution diminishes our national soul.

UPDATE: Troy Davis’ last words, “For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls.”

….and may God have mercy on us all.

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