The Death Penalty: Red Herrings, White Evangelicals, Black “Felons”, and the Gray Wastes

Am I supposed to be opposed to the Death Penalty?

I keep encountering facebook posts, articles, and tweets that seems to assume that I as a Christian would be or ought to be opposed to the death penalty. Of course, as a white North American evangelical, many will not be surprised that I am not opposed to the death penalty. For many, I fit neatly into their box and do not challenge their prejudices. Everything remains neatly black and white. You’re welcome.


For that reason, I hesitate to write a blog post on the death penalty but if you are reading this post, then I have apparently only hesitated.

If you want me to remain in your box, stop reading now. Continue reading “The Death Penalty: Red Herrings, White Evangelicals, Black “Felons”, and the Gray Wastes”