Republicans have the elephant as their mascot, but that doesn’t mean we should stampede like a herd for every conservative platform that might win us some votes. Though our party has backed prolife legislation, when it comes to criminals, we’re pro-death. Doesn’t the incongruency trouble death penalty supporters? Many Republicans quote the Bible in their advocacy for the unborn. Many Republican unashamedly profess their Christian faith and insist the New Testament curses homosexuality and blesses heterosexual marriage. Have those same Christians forgotten the New Testament’s command to forgive and to seek for everyone to come to salvation in Christ. Once criminals are dead, they have no chance for repentance.
Even more compelling for abolition of the death penalty is the numerous wrong convictions.
See Rod Dreher. for logical reasons for why Republicans should reject the death penalty.