The National Association of Evangelicals is formally adjusting its position after 40 years of favoring capital punishment. The new resolution does not reverse the earlier decision made in 1973 in favor of the death penalty, but it acknowledges those evangelicals who oppose it.
“The revision is more of a ‘pivot’ as it pertains to creating space for those that may disagree with the death penalty,” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and board member of the NAE said.
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