Is State sanctioned execution a kin to good Christian values?

So our local CBS affiliate posted a story on Facebook about South Carolina not having all the drug components necessary for executions. They posed a question to the public, asking if we should bring back the electric chair like a few other states have already done.

You absolutely would not believe the number of people who are responding with ugly ugly responses such as “fry ’em”, “cook ’em”, “shot to the head by firing squad” and the like.

South Carolina residents take, in my opinion, almost sinful amounts of pride in being a Christian state with good Christian values and Christ’s name is brought into all of it like so much political trash.

My question is this… How can one claim to love Christ, follow Christ’s teaching & the commandments and still be so blatantly ok with state sanctioned execution? That is totally beyond me.

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