Sunday, June 20, 2010

Blood Atonement

Am I the only one who was surprised to learn that death by firing squad was still an option in states that allowed the death penalty? The story had made international news that Ronnie Lee Gardner was put to death here in Utah this week and he chose this option. A few weeks ago in the Salt Lake Tribune there was a very long article that described the Mormon belief in blood atonement and connected this belief with why it is still an option here in Utah.

Check out this article for a succinct discussion of the issue.

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