Christ was sentenced to be killed by the government of the day. That was wrong.
In America, however, most Christians still support capital punishment. That seems a disconnect to me.
A poll by the Pew Research Center in March found that 56% of Americans back the death penalty while 38% oppose it. Catholics were slightly less supportive (approving it by 53% to 42%) than average, whereas Protestants were more keen. Among white evangelicals, some 71% agreed with execution and only 25% were against. Black Protestants felt differently; 37% agree with the death penalty while 58% oppose it.
But even in America, support for the death penalty is waning, falling from 80% in 1994. …
Tea Party types, in general, believe in Capital Punishment. Surprisingly it’s not one of their “15 Non-negotiable Core Beliefs”.
Almost anything supported by the Tea Party, I oppose.