|Death Row Cell in Texas - spot the cruciform layout!|
If Rick Perry sleeps at night not bothering whether a person is innocent or not then he's not a Christian in the real sense to my mind. In any event, death is not a penalty for Christians. For those who think they will be snuffed out like a candle death probably is no problem either. However, it seems that Rick Perry's idea is that a person should see losing his life in this world as some sort of forfeiture. That amounts to a mockery of the Gospel.
Now I don't know whether those on Death Row in Texas have any Christian belief or not. If they have truly repented of their sins then the Gospel tells us that that is fine. Now that may not sit well with the hollering crowd that Perry seeks to influence at the polls. They seem to hold no truck with the Good Shepherd seeking out His lost sheep. Perhaps they would prefer it if the sheep that are not in the pen are given a good waterboarding in the sheep dip.
Perry may think talking tough as the Texan governor will make him electable. But there will come a time when he will have to account for those soporific nights. Will he be so bold in front of the whole company of Heaven? Pontious Pilate had his doubts. Rick Perry doesn't seem to have any. Strange.