Playing God

Wood, James
February 2000
New Republic;02/21/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 8, p46
Criticizes presidential candidate George W. Bush's stance on the pro-life issue in light of Texas' high execution rate under his governorship; Individual death row cases; Bush's interpretation of Biblical parables to illustrate certain points while dismissing others; Opinion that it was Bush's Christian duty to pardon Karla Faye Tucker, convicted of murder and executed; Author's interpretation of capital punishment and religious justification for forgiveness; Questions raised about execution of Larry Robinson, a schizophrenia patient.


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