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There really is no bottom for the sheer unnecessary cruelty of the Republican Party. Jeffrey Motts was pronounced dead on May 6, 2011, nearly 15 minutes after receiving a lethal injection for murdering his cellmate — the last inmate to die by lethal injection in South Carolina. Nearly a decade later, state senators moved closer […]

The Christian Life

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On April 5, 2019

Texas, once again, leading the way in horrible. Last week, the Supreme Court blocked Texas from executing a Buddhist inmate, Patrick Murphy, stating that he was entitled to have a spiritual adviser pr

I do think that eventually the death penalty will go away in the United States. It’s one of those human rights issues like gay marriage and marijuana that offends more and more people. But I wouldn’t be too confident we are seeing it soon or that the Oklahoma disaster will lead to a big push […]

The Case of Thomas Granger

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On September 8, 2012
The always useful site Executed Today details the execution of Thomas Granger, a Puritan executed on this day in 1642 for bestiality in Plymouth Colony. William Bradford’s description of the case: Ther was a youth whose name was Thomas Granger; he was servant to an honest man of Duxbery, being aboute 16 or 17 years […]

So We Agree!

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On October 7, 2011

Michael Medved argues: “Nevertheless, Brewer met justice nine years more promptly than the African-American, Davis. In any just society, the race of the perpetrator—or victim—should have no

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