Okay, so the death penalty thing - particularly in "Tookie's" case - isn't everyone's cup of tea. I'm personally against the death penalty no matter what a person's done, but I don't have time to get into why right now (I'll briefly say I respect the sanctity of all human life and feel it's only God's place to take or give life).
However, there are urgent matters at hand. I think I mentioned the kidnapping of some of the members of the Iraq Christian Peacemaker Team (or if I didn't, you probably heard about it if you keep your eye/ear on the news). There's an online petition started requesting their freedom. I don't know if it will do any good, but it's worth checking out.
I have a personal stake in this. CPT is the group I'm considering joining for a trip this summer (to Hebron, not Iraq).
It's tragic that these nonviolent peacemakers have been kidnapped! Please pray for/think of them and sign the petition if you want to.
http://www.freethecpt.org - petition (scroll down for english)
http://www.cpt.org/ - more about CPT
http://electroniciraq.net/news/2212.shtml - this is a meaningful post by one of the detainees from the day before the kidnapping
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We agree on both. Nice posts. You've got an interesting blog...probably because you're an interesting and fair-minded person. Very unusual (but maybe that's just because I'm in the heart of the Bible Belt).
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