The Arizona Republic recently ran editorials with opposing viewpoints on the death penalty. The newspaper asked, “What if Arizona repealed the death penalty”? Speaking against the death penalty was the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Thomas J. Olmsted, who wrote:
“If Arizona were to repeal the death penalty, it would be a positive step forward in promoting a culture of life and it would benefit us by strengthening the moral tone and texture of our society.”
Speaking for the death penalty was Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. You can read the exchange by clicking here.