With the race for the GOP nomination reaching an unruly sprint, politicians are looking to court the evangelical vote. This means demonstrating that their platforms are consistent with biblical values.
Just this past week footage emerged of Ted Cruz stumping at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa. He was there looking for support from the conference’s organizer, pastor-cum-radio host Kevin Swanson. In introducing Cruz, the “next candidate for the office of the President of the United States,” Swanson remarked that in “Romans Chapter 1 verse 32 the Apostle Paul does says that homosexuals are worthy of death.”
Swanson’s support for the death penalty for homosexuality might play well to his audience. But there are other crimes that also warrant the death penalty, though these seem less popular among delegates these days: