Center for Ethics and Leadership

Monday, July 28, 2008

Help me Understand, Mr. President

President Bush has approved the first execution of a member of the military since President Eisenhower did so in 1957. Ronald A. Gray was found guilty of four murders and eight rapes in 1988. Does anyone remember when candidate Bush said that his favorite philosopher was Jesus because he changed Bush's heart?


  • Perhaps I misunderstood the initial posting, but the implication seems to be that a Christian heart would not have approved the execution. I think President Bush made clear his support of the death penalty when acting as governor of Texas. Has he claimed a change of heart since moving into the office of U.S. president? There are many devout Christians that both support and oppose the death penalty (the civilian equivalent to a military execution). Does one suggest it would it be more appropriate for President Bush to have asked "What would Jesus have done?" and if so, what conclusion do you think he should have drawn?

    By Blogger kobe2, At August 23, 2008 12:08 PM  

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