It is reported that members of a jury in Texas used the Bible (as an inspiration and a law book, it appears) to sentence a man to his death. What are the dangers in replacing the legislation of the land with the (selective?) rules of a sacred text?
If we use one sacred text should we not allow those people of other faiths use their sacred texts or sacred legislations (i.e. Sharia law) when reaching a court verdict? These are only two of many other questions that arise from this case and should give us Christians food for thought.
See also this item on Amnesty International site.