Because there are no words to convey my disappointment in and disgust with a “justice” system that insists on taking a rehabilitated life with much left to give as a pastor/theologian/mother/friend, I plan to ramble on in tangent-like quality because if not, I might just go insane.
I don’t understand the need to go through with this execution, when Kelly’s life could be validated and the struggles of her children redeemed by a sentence of life in prison without parole. She could continue to be a pastoral presence to her peers, and continue to use her education to help instead of hurt.
She has a chance to do good; and at the moment, so do the GA Board of Pardons and Paroles and the GA Supreme Court.
I hope mercy is found tonight. If not, I wish upon those who have the power to stay this execution horrendous sleep-sapping nightmares tonight and the rest of their nights.
Not very Christ-like of me, I know. But it’s not good practice to insist on a lethal injection and then try to justify it in the name of God either. So, I stand by my pox on them.
And meanwhile, I will pray. For Kelly and her children. And for our nation as the black spots on its heart that bear the names of the unjustly executed continue to darken its spirit and make us calloused “justice”- seeking, not -very – peace- loving murderers.
Lord have mercy on us all.