After some miscommunication my columns are back running at the Pierre Capital Journal. Here's part of the latest:
While it is hard to make an argument that Christianity forbids the death penalty, it certainly does not require it. As Hickey notes in a letter to his colleagues, the evidence that the death penalty actually deters violent criminals is sketchy and there are many instances in recent years of people on death row being exonerated, often using DNA evidence. Odd that many conservatives who don’t trust the government with their guns or health care trust the government to properly identify, convict and execute the right people.
BTW, the egregious typos in the piece are all mine. Whoops.