"I am signing this because I know that the death penalty does more harm than good. The death penalty delays the healing process necessary for the loved ones of the victim and creates more victims in the loved ones of the condemned, as well as those instructed to carry out this premeditated act of murder. Jesus said “whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do to me” (Matthew 25:40) The 5th commandment - Thou shall not kill-came with no footnotes or exceptions. We can protect society without participating in a crime against another one of God’s children, and we are each more than the worst thing we have ever done. More killing is never the answer. We are called to be better!"