Texas bans clergy from execution chambers.

Texas bans clergy from execution chambers.

After the Supreme Court blocked a Texas inmate’s execution because a Buddhist cleric wasn’t present at the execution, Texas has barred all clergy from attending executions.

Scott Hodge
Scott Hodge
A. K.
A. K. 8 months

Good. It's an execution, not a baptism. If you make special exceptions for one or two religions, all the other religions are going to demand them. It's best to just take religion out of the situation entirely.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 8 months

Buddhism does not categorize itself as a religion. This whole thing is BS.

DeathPetals
DeathPetals 8 months

That's pretty ignorant, but I expect nothing less from Texas. Every person has a right to spiritual council, and everyone has a right to refuse. Was this ban due to the fact it wasn't a Catholic priest? Highly prejudicial.

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 8 months

THe good news is this escaped convict will still DIE!!!

consistency
consistency 8 months

what about their invisible friends?

Lowlife
Lowlife 8 months

Am I missing something? Isn’t clergy ALL religions?

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 8 months

That's too bad, there's some clergy that do deserve to be in that chamber... to be executed.

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