Monday, October 06, 2008

THE SUPREME COURT HAS REFUSED to hear the Lucero vs. Texas jury Bible case:
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a murder case in which a jury foreman read passages of the Bible to hold-out jurors who subsequently voted to impose the death penalty.

Without comment, the justices declined to consider whether the jury foreman's conduct violated the rights of Jimmie Lucero, an Amarillo, Texas, man sentenced to death after being convicted in the shotgun slayings of three neighbors at their home in 2003....

During deliberations, the foreman read aloud from Romans 13:1-6, which states that everyone must submit to authority and that those who do wrong should be afraid, for a ruler is "God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment to the wrongdoer."
It was all a tempest in a teapot, grasing at straws to set a murder of three people free. If reading the Bible leads to more convictions I'm all for it.

1 comment:

Eric Almquist said...

As we watch the sword point at us again after our founders originally had it primarily pointing at those who practice lawlessness, I'm wondering if God will grant us the handle of that sword again.

Our ancestors put it down figuring that tolerance would lead to peace. Once those who don't fear God have the sword, I'm not sure we can get it back again without God completely sweeping that government aside.