May 2, 2011
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, comments on the death of Osama bin Laden.
“To quote President Bush and now-President Obama, ‘Justice has been done.’ If anyone ever deserved the forfeiture of his life for crimes against humanity, it was Osama bin Laden. This was more of an execution than a killing. It has taken too long, but finally those thousands of Americans who lost loved ones on 9/11 can have some measure of closure now that justice has been visited upon the mastermind behind those terrorist attacks. Once again, our magnificent military performed with tremendous bravery and skill. We should all thank God for them and that they are standing on the ramparts protecting our liberty.”