Dozens Of Evangelical Leaders Petition Texas To Stop Scheduled Execution

A group of nearly 50 evangelical leaders are urging the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and Governor Greg Abbott to halt the upcoming execution of death row inmate Jeffery Wood.

In a letter signed by 49 evangelicals from Texas and around the country, the Christian leaders said officials have a “moral obligation” to stop the execution, which is scheduled for Aug. 24.

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Among the letters signatories are ten Texas pastors and 39 other national leaders, including Jim Wallis, Lisa Sharon Harper, David Gushee, Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne.

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