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This week's poll:  Do you support the death penalty?

This week's poll: Do you support the death penalty?

When the State of Georgia executed Troy Davis last September, the debate over the death penalty in America was reignited.  Christianity Today reported that, "In the U.S., most Christians support the use of the death penalty to punish murders."  The article went on to cite a 2010 Pew Forum survey that found that support for the death penalty was very high among white evangelicals.

A new book by Columbia University law professor James Liebman proved that the State of Texas executed an innocent man, Carlos DeLuna.   Commentator David Pakman pointed out in a recent broadcast that states with the death penalty have the highest murder rates and had Mr. DeLuna been a fetus, Texas would have been more concerned about saving his life.

Religious Arguments for Capital Punishment.

Christians such as those at BibleBelievers.com argue that it is the "liberal establishment" that is creating doubts about the death penalty. Claiming that capital punishment "honors God," they cite Biblical verses such as Genesis 9:6: "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man" to support their position. According to BibleBelievers.com, "Man didn't invent the death penalty, so man has no right to abandon it. We live in an age when everyone is far too concerned with "human rights", and God has been practically ignored, as if He had no rights at all."

Islam also supports the death penalty, saying that the Koran teaches that "the death penalty can be applied by a court as punishment for the most serious of crimes" which include intentional murder and "spreading mischief in the land."

What's your opinion?

Although our polling software records IPs to void double voting, your personal identity will remain confidential. The poll is not scientific, and will remain open until 7:00 on Sunday morning, July 1.

Do you support the death penalty?

  • No. (73%, 8 Votes)
  • Yes. (27%, 3 Votes)
  • Not sure. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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  • Lore

    Does Pennsylvania have the death penalty? Jerry Sandusky might have to face that if they do.

  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    I said no because of two reasons- 1. the innocent get executed, death is not reversible and 2. if they did do it, I'm not sure how they learn anything when they are dead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beverly.boling.7 Beverly Boling

    Is there a way we can see the results of this poll?

    • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

      One way to see the results is to vote.

  • http://twitter.com/BlastDorrough Jerry Blast Dorrough

    "Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites….But every state, says an inquisitor, has established some religion. No two, say I, have established the same. Is this a proof of the infallibility of establishments?" — President-3 Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography & Notes On The State of Virginia, Query XVII. The birth of man-contrived Christiancraft also ended advancements in science via murder of scientists for their man-contrived "innovations" that "conflicted" with Christian religious drivel.

  • A COMMON MAN

    NO because we have no right to distroy life

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