For starters, there is no uniform position regarding the Death Penalty for Christians. Some denominations support it, others do not. I do note that you are pretty supportive of free will for any number of tenets of the Catholic Church you choose not to support. As such, you should extend that courtesy for those that might make other selections at Luby's.
Doing the right thing, however, has nothing to do with Christianity or Christian beliefs. It has to do with doing the right thing within the powers of his office to serve ALL involved best. The job of Governor is NOT to overrule the voters of a state that enact a DP through their legislators. The job of Governor is NOT to overturn a jury's verdict and countless Court decisions based on one's personal belief. His job IS to be the final arbitor where a possible injustice might be enacted. Let's not forget that the victim's families and the victims themselves are entitled to the protections of the laws as this murderous thug is. Pity the celebs that rallied to this cause It is one thing to be against the DP in ALL cases, but for most of them, this wasn't the issue.
Read the Governor's statement: http://www.governor.ca.gov/govsite/pdf/press_release_2005/Williams_Clemency_Statement.pdf
He did the RIGHT thing.
If Tookie found redemption, you'll see him when you get there right?