STOP THE EXECUTION OF JOHN GARDNER
The state of Texas plans to execute 64-year-old John Gardner on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 for the 2005 murder of his wife Tammy Gardner, 41.
This act of state-sanctioned violence will be the first execution of 2020.
The Catholic Church teaches that the death penalty is unacceptable in all cases because it is "an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person." (Catholic Catechism 2267)
We invite you to raise your voice in opposition to this execution by sending this prepared letter to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and urge them to commute Mr. Gardner's sentence.
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