Last updated on: 11/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Association of Evangelicals Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“If no crime is considered serious enough to warrant capital punishment, then the gravity of the most atrocious crime is diminished accordingly…

We urge that legislation which re-establishes the death penalty also include safeguards to eliminate any inequities.”

“Governmental Affairs – Policy Resolutions – Capital Punishment 1973,” nae.net (accessed Aug. 4, 2008)

Description:

“The Association traces its beginnings to April 7-9, 1942, when a modest group of 147 people met in St. Louis with the hopes of reviving the fortunes of evangelical Christianity in America.

“About NAE,” nae.net (accessed July 29, 2008)

Mission:

“The mission of the National Association of Evangelicals is to extend the kingdom of God through a fellowship of member denominations, churches, organizations, and individuals, demonstrating the unity of the body of Christ by standing for Biblical truth, speaking with a representative voice, and serving the evangelical community through united action, cooperative ministry, and strategic planning.”

“About NAE,” nae.net (accessed July 29, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Does Christianity Support the Death Penalty?