The recent film 'Just Mercy' is a classic underdog tale that will challenge moviegoers to stand up for justice, mercy, and grace. Set in 1990s Alabama, it tells the true story of Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.
On July 18, 2012, Yokamon Hearn was executed in Texas.
Although the details of Hearn’s case may seem unique, his story unfortunately reflects the typical death penalty case in the United States. Sidelining the divisive question of whether capital punishment is permissible from a Christian perspective, we should also examine whether capital punishment is currently carried out in a just and merciful way: in a way that honors God.