Saturday Story of the Week
I’ve hardly looked at the news this week, with lots going on at work, a family birthday, a really wonderul wedding [and I don’t really like weddings as a rule so that’s a big compliment :)] of a wonderful couple on a wonderful blue sky day in the County Armagh countryside …
One story that stood out was the execution in Utah of Ronnie Lee Gardiner by firing squad. I heard his lawyer interviewed on radio. He talked about Gardiner’s deprived and abusive background from a very young age, his involvement in crime and murder in his early 20s, and now the execution 25 years later of a very different man.
The lawyer said what was sad was the death penalty left no room for redemption of an individual.
As a Christian who believes in redemption, it is hard to think of a better argument against capital punishment.