October is America’s Deadliest Month of 2013
Unless we pray and work to change things, 8 people are set to be killed in October.
Marshall Gore on October 1 in Florida – KILLED LAST NIGHT BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Michael Yowell on October 9 in Texas
Edward Schad on October 9 in Arizona
William Happ on October 15 in Florida
Larry Hatten on October 16 in Texas
Allen Nicklasson on October 23 in Missouri
Robert Jones on October 23 in Arizona
and Arthur Brown on October 29 in Texas
Since this data directly relates to this mornings post I though I would include in a afternoon post.
Let me say up front that like Shane Claiborne who authored the above post I am pro-life. That means I value life before it is born and after. Unlike many of my conservative friends who are only against abortion, Shane and I and millions of others don’t think that any government or any earthly body should decide who should live and who should die. That decision must be left up to God and God alone.
It is interesting to note that five of the eight executions that are scheduled this month are from Texas and Florida. Another rouge State, namely Arizona, accounts for two of the other three. Why these three States execute several more people than the other forty-eight combined? What is in the mentality that causes this to happen. I would really like to know? Are the people of those States aligned with their leaders in government in this regard and if they aren’t then why do they continue to elect them to office?
I mourn all life that is taken at the hands of men and that certainly included the victims of the above group but execution is not justice it is pure and simple revenge and the Almighty made it clear that vengeance belongs to him not us.