This is why Wyoming state Sen. Lynn Hutchings voted against a bill to abolish the death penalty in her state.
A bill abolishing the death penalty in Wyoming got thru the state House, AND a Senate legislative committee. But it just failed on the Senate's floor, 12 to 18. Check out what a Senator said to explain why he wanted to keep the death penalty:
WY Sen. Lynn Hutchings (R) argued against a bill that would repeal the death penalty saying that without the death penalty, Jesus Christ would not have been able to die to absolve the sins of mankind, and therefore capital punishment should be maintained.
This might win for most insane argument on the pro-death penalty front. By a Wyoming state senator, who exalted the fact that Jesus Christ, wrongfully convicted, was executed: “If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”
Wyoming senator, explaining vote to keep the death penalty, says, "If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”
I am loath to provide counsel to proponents of the death penalty. But seriously, people, this is probably not one of your better arguments.
I am loath to provide counsel to proponents of the death penalty. But, seriously people, this is probably not one of your better arguments.