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How an Oklahoma Death Penalty Case Shook Up Evangelical Views on Execution

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2023
From The Center
Religion and Faith, Death Penalty, Evangelicals, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Corrections

For the ninth time, Richard Glossip had an execution date in Oklahoma—this one was set for May 18. He’s been up for execution enough times that conservative Christians in the state have learned about the mishandling of his case, and some are starting to question the death penalty itself.

Last Friday, the US Supreme Court halted Glossip’s execution while it considers whether to hear procedural challenges. In what appears to be an unprecedented move, the state attorney general—whose office ordered the execution—joined Glossip in asking the court for a stay...

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