September 20, 2011
Thusians condemn recent killings

The Thusian Institute for Religious Liberty Inc. (TIRL) has strongly condemned the brutal act of violence which occurred in Campden Park on Tuesday September 13, 2011, in which Ingrid Jack and Hazel-Ann James were shot to death, while Simeon James and Desroy John were injured.{{more}}

They have also condemned the violation of the right to life of Anthony “Brassy” Nero, whose body was found in a latrine in the Redemption Sharpes area on Tuesday as well.

“We extend our sympathy to the family of the victims and encourage them to ‘take it to God in prayer’.

“We call upon the relevant authorities to make ‘the wheels of justice grind faster’.

As taught in the Bible, we believe that the death penalty is just and equitable/quid pro quo punishment for the crime of murder, when proven. Sentence must also be executed speedily, in order for it to have the desired effect of deterrence,” a release from the Institute said.

“When there is long delay, it causes man’s heart to be hardened: ‘Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.’ Ecclesiastes 8: 11”

“Our land is polluted by the shedding of blood and it cannot be cleansed except the one who shed the blood is put to death. We are told in Genesis 9: 6 that ‘Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man.’ God is wiser than man and we must humble ourselves and listen to Him by following the principles that He has laid down for the preservation of our land, one of which is the Death Penalty.”

The release also called upon “our fellowmen to respect the inalienable rights and freedoms of one another. You can deal with conflicts and disagreements in rights-friendly ways, for example by walking away or arguing intelligently.

‘We have a God-given duty to love one another. “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.’(Romans 13:10)”