Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, February 17, 2019

The arguments for keeping the death penalty in force, in the states that still have it, usually invoke deterrence or the need for "closure" for the families of murder victims. But a Wyoming lawmaker who helped defeat a bill to repeal capital punishment used the novel argument that Christianity was founded on the death penalty, in the sense that Jesus was crucified by the state as a criminal. "The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me," State Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne, told the Casper Star-Tribune. "I'm grateful to him for our future hope because of this. Governments were instituted to execute justice. If it wasn't for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope." According to the New Testament, Jesus was arrested by Roman authorities in Jerusalem's Garden of Gethsemane. He was tried and sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect for the province of Judea.



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An adult said that.

In public.

And with a straight face.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-17 04:19 AM | Reply

He should be immediately impeached. No room for Christian Sharia law in America.

#2 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-02-17 04:50 AM | Reply

Hey, Mr Bigtime (Torquemada) Christian ... Jesus was innocent!

It isn't mankind's place to decide who lives and who dies.

#3 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-17 04:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Killing someone merely for their Christian beliefs was good because it brought hope?
Instructions unclear.
Will commence killing Christians to bring hope, until told otherwise.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-02-17 12:34 PM | Reply

Just when you think that some elected rwinger somewhere couldn't possibly say anything stupider than has already been said...

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-17 01:05 PM | Reply

I think we should still have the death penalty. Especially for treason and other horribly heinous crimes.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-17 04:35 PM | Reply

Righties are abysmally stupid.

Can we please just acknowledge that and make treating them accordingly normal?

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-18 12:52 AM | Reply

Jeeesus Chriiist. Sad.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson

I reluctantly agree, though our criteria may differ.

#8 | Posted by et_al at 2019-02-18 03:08 AM | Reply

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