United States: From denominations to pews, why the death penalty divides many Christians. A Report


#1

"While it is not the only factor that affects views on state-sanctioned executions, religion does have an impact. The Pew survey breaks down support and opposition by religious affiliation:

73 percent of white evangelical Protestants support the death penalty; 19 percent oppose it.
61 percent of white mainline Protestants support it; 30 percent oppose it.
53 percent of Catholics support it; 42 percent oppose it."


#2

Locked in 3-2-1…


#3

The Moderator has asked that no threads be created on the death penalty topic at present. All such threads will be locked.


#4

What’s the deal with locking threads on the death penalty? So far I have only seen positive discourse.


#5

Of the 50 or so threads that have been created, eventually they turn south. This morning Moderator declared a moratorium on threads dealing with the topic, and requested people get the word out.

I do notice several suspensions, and of the threads I was personally monitoring, very unkindly posts were happening.


#6

As noted, there’s a moratorium on this subject. Please provide a link to Jimmy Akin’s helpful article when flagging such threads. Good reading for all concerned.

https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/understanding-the-catechism-revision-on-the-death-penalty


#7

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