Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pastor: Stop executions

In offering Monday's prayer in the House, the Rev. Michael Piazza of Dallas used the podium to back a moratorium on the death penalty. Just briefly.

Before starting his prayer, Piazza, pastor of the Cathedral of Hope church, noted that more than 1,000 members of his congregation had signed a petition seeking a moratorium and asked lawmakers to consider such a move.

After the amen, there was no rush to do so in the state with the nation's most active execution chamber.

Source: Austin American-Statesman

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