Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Evangelicals soften death penalty stance

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Evangelicals soften death penalty stance
Religion News Service: The board of the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Evangelicals announced that evangelicals who both support and oppose the death penalty can legitimately ground their beliefs in Christian ethics. The decision reflects a larger societal shift away from the practice, though it does not reverse the earlier support for the death penalty.

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