A Turning Tide

On Tuesday, April 29, Heather Beaudoin, National Advocacy Coordinator with Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty wrote an article for Sojouners, a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice. Heather discussed how she began working to end the death penalty and described why, as a Christian, she cannot support today’s system of capital punishment. She said, Christians who have joined me in opposing the death penalty believe that God calls us to value all life, not just innocent life. But they have been shocked to learn that the system can put innocent lives on the line. The seemingly endless reports about wrongfully convicted people being freed from death row have given Christians a compelling reason to pause. People of faith are also concerned that the death penalty puts family members of murder victims through years of uncertainty and never-ending media attention.

Source: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty