Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Jurors Can't Use Bible

A March 29, 2005, Associated Press article, "Jury Can't Use Bible in Death Penalty Case", By Steven Paulson said that the Colorado Supreme Court threw out the death penalty for rapist/murderer Robert Harlan and sentenced him to life in prison without parole. Harlan received the death sentence for his crimes in 1995. Later defense attorneys found out that five of the jurors had looked up, copied, and discussed Bible versus such as eye for eye and tooth for tooth while deliberating the case behind closed doors. Defense attorney Kathleen Lord said the jurors had gone outside the law when they went to the Bible to find God's position on capital punishment. The court ruling said that some people consider the Bible and other religious writings to be a code of law, their decision could be influenced by hearing quotes from the Bible.

They are correct, you can find codes of law in the Bible, God's law and that over rides man made laws. Is it just me or does it seem like our Judicial System is trying to kick God out of everything we do? I wonder who these judges will turn to for comfort when their time on earth is over?

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Zendo Deb said...

it's just you.

The bible contains such things as stoning deaths for youths, crimes like eating meat and cheese at the same meal, or handling a pig skin. Freedom of religion is not a big topic in the old testament.

It may be what you believe, but it is not the law of the land. Sorry, but it isn't.

Would you like Islamic jurors to consult the Koran if you are on trial? Hindu law has such punishments as pouring molten lead into the ear canal for the crime of hearing things you should not hear.

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Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

I agree they should not use Bible because Death penalty is against to Christians.

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