The SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) ruled today that a Louisiana law allowing the imposition of the death penalty for child rapists is unconstitutional.
I am kind of rubbing two sticks together here to see if I can make some fire on this blog.
Let’s put aside the issue of whether the United States Constitution restricts the ability of States to apply the death penalty for anything but a crime involving a murder. I think the answer to that question is clearly no and that Justice Kennedy is once again high on crack. But, let’s put that aside.
Instead, let us consider whether we, as Christians, should support the death penalty as an appropriate punishment for crimes, whether it is the rape of a child or murder. Is there a moral imperative against capital punishment? What does the Bible say about Capital Punishment? Does it matter what the Bible says about Capital Punishment?