As an Orthodox Christian I find the death penalty an abomination. A civilized nation does not need to execute people anymore. We have the ability to keep people incarcerated for life and regardless of what people think,the death penalty is not a deterrent for killing. I cannot imagine someone about to kill someone stopping and saying, oh wait, I might get the death penalty. All of us were created in the image and likeness of God and have the divine spark that goes along with our creation. We do not have the right to end a life at any stage of its development. From conception to it NATURAL end we say.
I also cannot believe it is a very full proof way of executing someone. What if they all miss? I read somewhere that they only get one shot, no pun intended, at you. If they fail your done, back to your cell for the rest of your life.
The Supreme Court of the USA has denied his stay so he will face the squad at 2am. He is a convicted murderer and needs to pay for his crime. Killing him is another crime. Pray for him, for the his family, for the family of his victim and pray for those who will carry out the order to murder him on our behalf.
Justice yes, vengeance no.