Tag Archives: death penalty

Decency demands we take no chances with the death penalty

By Robert Mann The chance a terrorist will hijack my next flight to Atlanta is infinitesimal, but I will submit to a virtual strip search when I board that plane. And I’ll do it every time to gain the assurance … Continue reading

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What does the Bible really say about the death penalty?

My column in last Sunday’s Times-Picayune poked a bit of fun at literalist Christians who contend that every word of the Bible is the inspired (i.e., dictated) word of God. Those who take that position to support their condemnation of homosexuality, for example, … Continue reading

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The crime of our criminal justice system

By Robert Mann I’m not a lawyer, but this is one thing I know about our criminal justice system: it only works if everyone involved performs his or her job honestly and to the utmost. In too many criminal cases … Continue reading

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