Without the Death Penalty, There’d Be No Jesus, or Without Jesus, There’d Be No Death Penalty?

“The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and for me… If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”

— Wyoming state Sen. Lynn Hutchings (R), quoted by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, arguing that without the death penalty Jesus Christ would not have been able to die to resolve the sins of mankind.

Most Americans are Morally OK with Death Penalty


Of Americans say the death penalty is morally acceptable, while 34% say it is not. While this measure has remained relatively stable over time, the current 60% is on the lower end of acceptance of the death penalty nationwide since Gallup began measuring it in 2001. When Gallup began asking this question in 2001, 63% said it was morally acceptable, while 27% said it was morally wrong. The biggest wave of support for its acceptability came in 2006, at 71%, while the low mark was in 2012, at 58%.