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Death penalty support shows lack of forgiveness

March 27, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Updated March 26, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

In response to Chris, Bill, Debbie and Maxine's position on the death penalty in the Victoria Advocate on Tuesday:

It is my opinion that all of you are lacking in the areas of compassion and spirituality, ignoring the virtue of forgiveness for whatever crimes may have been committed and obviously place no value on rehabilitation whatsoever.

With God, no sin "against man" is unforgivable! So, you are in effect condemning these individuals to Hell without the opportunity to reflect and/or repent for what they have done.

Yes, heinous crimes do indeed cry out for justice with the death penalty for an individual or a group, but these are rare cases and exceptional as opposed to a fixed rule of the law.

Don Jank, Victoria

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