On The Prayer List today is a request from our good friend,
Jane R, that we should pray for Marty Link who is scheduled to be executed in the next twenty four hours. Marty's crime was the worst imaginable. He kidnapped, raped and murdered a young girl.
Although, philosophically, I disagree with the death penalty in all cases, I can understand why some people believe it to be a just punishment for crimes such as the one Marty committed. However, I think it is obscene to lock someone up for twenty years (as in this case) and then execute them. That is torture and torture should have no place in any nation's legal system.