Christians Support Death Row Inmate Duane Buck and To End Capital PunishmentIts good to see Christians stand behind what the bible says and against the death penalty.
As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the case of Duane Buck, who was set to be executed in Texas on Thursday, some Christian leaders are using Buck's example to launch a discussion on Christians and capital punishment.
The high court intervened last week to further investigate claims that racism may have led to Buck's sentencing, delaying the death or perhaps saving the life of this convicted double-murderer. The Supreme Court said it would review Buck's case on appeal, but has yet to announce its decision.
When Buck heard the news Thursday, he said, "Praise the Lord Jesus. God is worthy to be praised. God's mercy triumphs over judgment. I feel good."
Click here to continue reading.Evangelical author and activist Shane Claiborne, disturbed by growing numbers of executions in Texas, wrote about Buck's case.