Where are all the pro-lifers and Church leaders when death sentences are handed out by courts and carried out by states? Donâ€™t get me wrong, I am not â€œtotallyâ€ opposed to the death penalty. For example if the day comes when Dick Cheney and his PNAC cabal are tried for invading Iraq and for their role in the events of 9/11 I will have no issues with continuing the American tradition of state sponsored killings.
What I do have a problem with is hypocrisy. If life is not to be taken then life is not to be taken. I mean some people are so crazy about their pro-life position that they would rather people suffer horribly through a painful death than take their own life in a painless dignified manner. These same people seem loudly silent however when human life is destroyed by their government. I wonâ€™t even get into the abortion or war issues; I will ask you only to look at the hypocrisy where it involves doctor assisted suicide and the death penalty.
Some people actually place the state over their God when it comes to taking life unless it is for a merciful cause. How scary is that? Think about it!