A Kenyan lawyer wants to overturn Pontius Pilate's decision to convict Jesus, but he also wants to keep the faith that flowed from it, the Charisma News website reports today (August 1, 2013).
"The selective and malicious prosecution (of Jesus) violated His human rights," said Dola Indidis, a Roman Catholic who is petitioning the International Court of Justice -- based at the The Hague -- to nullify Jesus' conviction and death sentence.
Indidis -- a former spokesman for the Kenyan judiciary -- accuses Pilate, who was the Roman governor of Judea, of "judicial misconduct, abuse of office, bias, and prejudice."
Indidis' petition has surprised Christian leaders in Kenya. The Rev. Maloba Wesonga -- a spokesman for the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi -- said the exercise was futile, at least from a theological point of view. "As we know it, the trial had to happen," said Wesonga. "We must understand that Jesus was not vulnerable and nobody can do justice to God."