As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the case of Duane Buck, who was set to be executed in Texas on Thursday, some Christian leaders are using Buck’s example to launch a discussion on Christians and capital punishment.
The high court intervened last week to further investigate claims that racism may have led to Buck’s sentencing, delaying the death or perhaps saving the life of this convicted double-murderer. The Supreme Court said it would review Buck’s case on appeal, but has yet to announce its decision.
When Buck heard the news Thursday, he said, “Praise the Lord Jesus. God is worthy to be praised. God’s mercy triumphs over judgment. I feel good.”
Evangelical author and activist Shane Claiborne, disturbed by growing numbers of executions in Texas, wrote about Buck’s case.
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SOURCE: Houston Chronicle