Texas Recently Murdered a Man for a Crime Experts Say He Did Not Commit

Texas Recently Murdered a Man for a Crime Experts Say He Did Not Commit September 26, 2019

Larry Swearingen was put to death for a murder and a rape that the science says he did not do.

His last words were those of Jesus Christ.

Pious Catholic barbarians say things like, “Oh well!  La di dah!  If he’s innocent then he’ll to heaven!  No harm done!  Let’s kill some more because of something something retributive justice!  Ignore the teaching of Holy Church calling for the abolition of the death penalty.  I have a book here by Ed Feser that says killing prisoners is fine so that makes it okay to fight the Church.  And besides, abortion is worse and so it’s okay if I wink at the murder of an innocent man.  It’s just one guy.  God won’t notice if I cheer for just one murder.”

What they don’t seem to grasp is that pious  barbarians could have said the same thing when they murdered Jesus.  The thing is, the fact he went to heaven did not do his murderers any good.  That’s the thing: the death penalty doesn’t just kill the victim.  It kills the soul of the person who cheers for the death of innocents in the lust for the blood of the guilty.

As I said before:

The problem with the death penalty is, then, basically tripartite:

  1. It kills people who do not need to be killed.
  2. It kills completely innocent people in order to kill people who do not need to be killed.
  3. It makes the people who kill them into people who are eager to kill completely innocent people in order to kill people who do not need to be killed.

In addition to this, it makes Catholic death penalty defenders into people willing to make war on the Church in order to become people who are eager to kill completely innocent people in order to kill people who do not need to be killed.

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