Church asks that Glossip's life be spared

Posted at 7:50 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 20:50:52-04

While Richard Glossip's life was in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, one Tulsa church held a vigil to pray for his life.

Seminarian Michael Hopper with the Church of Madelene in midtown and four other people gathered Wednesday afternoon to pray that Glossip's life be spared, along with all other death row inmates across the country.

The group also prayed for Barry Van Treese and his family.

Marcy Bundz says she felt compelled to attend the vigil and doesn't believe Glossip should die.

"I just believe there's another answer than putting someone to death and especially when there's been cases where innocent people have been put to death," said Bundz.

Hopper agrees. He says mankind isn't qualified to decide death.

"I'm not saying this man ... what he committed wasn't wrong or heinous, it is. And he should spend the rest of his life in prison. But who are we to take another person's life?" he said.

Hopper said everyone who sits on death row is one of God's children, and Glossip is no exception. He said they'll continue to pray for him and hope that Oklahoma will do the right thing.

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