Megachurch pastor and Trump evangelical adviser Robert jeffries defended the death penalty by citing the wrongful execution of Jesus Christ and a Bible verse by the Apostle Paul, who never did prison time for the murders that he committed as Saul.
Jeffries told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” that the death penalty is “not a violation of the sanctity of life. It’s an affirmation of it”:
Let’s admit, the death penalty is sometimes inequitably and even mistakenly applied. We know that and we ought to do everything we can to prevent that.
But I remind people, the greatest example of an innocent person being executed was Jesus Christ himself. He was totally innocent, and yet in spite of that, the New Testament never calls for an end to the death penalty.
Instead, Paul said in Romans 13, God has given government the power of the sword, the ability to execute in order to bring punishment against those who do evil.
(Source: Fox News)