Monday, November 28, 2005

Quote of the day, part 3

Another gem I found on DPIC's site:

Dr. Richard Land, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberties
Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and a strong death penalty
supporter in the past, recently said that support is only warranted if the death
penalty is applied fairly. "If you are going to support the death penalty then
you have to be as supportive of its equitable and just application," Land said.
He noted that it would be immoral to support capital punishment otherwise. Land
added that in the United States, a person is much more likely to be executed if
he or she is of color or is poor instead of wealthy. (Christian Post, November
21, 2005). The Southern Baptist Convention is the second largest denomination in
the country.

1 comment:

the tennessee dude said...

so WHO says that the doscourse surrounding capital punishment hasn't shifted dramatically in the past five years???