Juan A. Lozano is an author at Religion News Service.
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Texas executes inmate who fought prayer, touch rules
By Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk — October 5, 2022
(RNS) — John Henry Ramirez challenged state prison rules that prevented his pastor from touching him and praying aloud during his execution, saying his religious freedom was being violated.
Texas man gets execution delay over pastor’s touch request
By Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk — September 9, 2021
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — John Henry Ramirez won a reprieve Wednesday evening from execution after claiming the state was violating his religious freedom by not letting his pastor lay hands on him at the time of his lethal injection.
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