In this article, one of the factors to which the high rate of executions in the state of Texas is attributed is the relatively high number of evangelical Christians in the state. As an evangelical, I find this evangelical support for capital punishment revolting, embarrassing, disgusting, and blasphemous. It represents a terrible misreading of Scripture and a denial of the nonviolent nature of God as revealed in the cross and resurrection of Jesus. The way that evangelical advocates of capital punishment understand individual responsibility in this article also strikes me as Pelagian and self-righteous. I have stated that "evangelical" is a label I want to hold on to, but articles like this make it very hard to do so. Is there a point at which I would finally give up on the term evangelical? This article makes me ponder that question anew.