I just gave the go ahead to Corrections Director to proceed with Gardner's execution. May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims.
Tweet from Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff
Christians who remember that their Lord was unjustly and cruelly given the death penalty have a hard time being enthusiastic about imposing the death penalty on others. The cross on Christian churches signifies not that we should advocate more crosses for others, but that we are all sinners needing the mercy offered at the cross.
Glen Stassen and David Gushee, Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context (2003)
If you forgive others the wrongs they have done, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, then the wrongs you have done will not be forgiven by your Father.
The state-sponsored execution by firing squad of convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner gives us an opportunity to pause and consider a Christian perspective on the use of the death penalty in American society today. EasyYolk is a part of a people participating in the ongoing Story of a God who is deterined to heal the world. Here's where we shake-out on the issue of death penalty:
We believe that every human being
We are commissioned to
We know that
We are the wealthiest nation in the world
We acknowledge that the death penalty is
We are "pro-life" which means we
We live in
We live in a
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