Church members can play an active role in abolishing state executions in Maryland. The time to act is now!
THE BIBLE COMMANDS:
“Never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:19-21
CHURCH LEADERS TESTIFY:
“The United Methodist Church cannot accept retribution or social vengeance as a reason for taking a life. It violates our deepest belief in God as the creator and redeemer of humankind… United Methodists emphatically declare that ‘We oppose capital punishment and urge its elimination from all criminal codes’ (Book of Discipline, Para 164 A).” Bishop Schol, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in the Baltimore-Washington Conference
THE MARYLAND COMMISSION ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT RECOMMENDS: