I have no set opinion on the death penalty, and I have gone out of my way to be kind toward Gov. Perry, as a fellow evangelical and a politician whose record I generally respect very much. But I have to say that I found his answer tonight–in which he said he’s never lost sleep over any of the hundreds of executions he’s authorized in Texas–to be absolutely chilling. Only God should be that sure, Governor.
I’ve got a Reformed understanding of who the children of God are, among other disagreements, but I agree with Quin Hillyer that this is not just disturbing, but disqualifying.