Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Shepastor: “Speak Until Justice Wakes”…For Trayvon Martin
If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteousness do? (Psalm 11:3)
In 2012, we in America are still wrestling with issues of racism. Foundations are being destroyed: “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” “One Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” These concepts are a part of our foundation. The foundation, however, is being destroyed. Stereotypes, ignorance, intolerance and hatred are all contributors to the fragmentation of our unity. Upon what do we stand? If we continue to attempt to stand upon a broken and jagged foundation, we will all be destroyed.
Recently our Nation experienced one more painful example of our brokenness –the murder of a beautiful, young man, Trayvon Martin. According to news reports, Trayvon was unarmed, carrying a can of tea, a bag of skittles and was on his way home. A neighborhood vigilante determined that Trayvon was “suspicious looking,” followed, confronted and ultimately shot him in the chest and killed him. Below is the moving plea of his family to demand justice. Read on and prayerfully consider joining the voices who will speak until justice wakes…
Why This Is Important
On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old. Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son.
Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.
When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.
It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.
Please join us in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin. End Quote.
If you would like to join me along with thousands of other individuals who would like to see justice served, please visit the link below, sign the petition and stand for Trayvon.
Post a comment or send me an email at Shepastor1@hotmail.com
Until next Wednesday
In Faith, Hope and Perseverance,