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3 Things Privileged Christians Can Learn from the Trayvon Martin Case (Here we go!)
Christianity Today ^ | July 13, 2013 | Ed Stetzer

Posted on 07/13/2013 7:34:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Christena Cleveland Responds to the Zimmerman Trial.

Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist with a hopeful passion for overcoming cultural divisions in groups. Drawing from a vast body of research, she uncovers the underlying processes that affect relationships within and between groups and helps leaders understand how to promote an appreciation for diversity and build effective collaborations with diverse groups. She recently completed her first book Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart.

Read other reactions to the George Zimmerman verdict: Bishop Gregory Brewer • Victor Montalvo

This is like déjà vu all over again.

With the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the response to the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin case is radically divided along racial lines. This seems to happen every time a nationally-publicized incident occurs between blacks and whites. It happened in 1991 when black parolee Rodney King was brutally beaten by white LAPD officers. It happened in 1999 when white NYPD officers fired 41 shots at African immigrant Amadou Diallo and killed him. And it happened in 2009 when white Cambridge, MA, police officer St. James Crowley arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., while Gates was breaking into his own home, just to name a few examples.

Based on my conversations with both blacks and whites, I've noticed a stark contrast in how the different groups tend to perceive these incidents. Blacks often perceive them as outrageously unjust, oppressive, critically important, and indicative of deep-rooted racial injustices in American society. On the other hand whites often perceive these incidents as relatively less important, as isolated events that aren't necessarily related to larger societal issues, and/or the result of blacks engaging in "race-baiting" or "playing the race card."(continued)

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/13/2013 7:34:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The right of self defense is a God given right...that the Government can never take away. One can see that the Right To Bear Arms is the companion of that God given right.


2 posted on 07/13/2013 7:40:19 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The things “privileged Christians” need to learn:

1) They were right in believing in the sanctity of marriage and that children need a mother and a father to be raised well.

2) Children need a structured and disciplined life, taught by their parents, until they develop their own structure and discipline.

3) Religion is essential for children to grow up on a moral and ethical spiritual path, so that they and their own families will enjoy its benefits when they become adults and have children.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 7:41:16 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Sacajaweau

Dont’ listen to Rev Al or Rev Jackson as they are fleabags and not religious men.

WHAT DOES OBAMA HAVE TO SAY TONIGHT? I BET HE IS FUMING MAD ABOUT WHAT A WHITE JURY SAID TONIGHT.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 7:41:34 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist’ That tells me everything I need to know about this woman’s world view. She may claim to be a Christian but she follows a theology based on social justice whixh is distinctly NOT Christian in any way, shape, or form.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 7:46:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

#zimmermantrial ZIMMERMAN NOT GUILTY: NBC hardest hit. http://is.gd/XLIges


6 posted on 07/13/2013 7:47:19 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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What a load of Bravo-Sierra ...

I guess this closet racist thinks that black american "Christians" are still getting the shaft from "The White Man" ...



My two cents is that the "vast majority" of black americans "Christians" ... like the rest of the majority of black america ...

feels that it's all about their "blackness".



Their "blackness" justifies these black american "Christians" to twice elect a ...

1) sodmite ... Barack Hussein Obama ...

2) islamic-loving stealth terrorist who apparently delights in the EXTERMINATION of middle eastern Christians by islam's barbaric savages ... Barrack Hussein Obama ...

3) a socialist-tyrannt-wanna-be who uses every DICATOR-like power to subvert the U.S. Constitution

4) a baby-murdering savage ... Barrack Hussein Obama ...



The ugly truth here is that, like myself, millions of asian-caucasian-hispanic "Christians" have LOST RESPECT for their black "Christian" brethern ...

who prefer their "blackness" over the TRUTH ...

and the sanctity of scripture.




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7 posted on 07/13/2013 7:50:28 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Privileged Christians?

The headline is so ridiculous I could not bring myself to read the article. And no I am not going to.

10 posted on 07/13/2013 8:13:15 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: svcw

The same for me, I stopped at ‘privileged christian’. Didn’t read the article but comments only


11 posted on 07/13/2013 8:22:51 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: boop

well said


12 posted on 07/13/2013 8:23:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Patton@Bastogne

BTTT!


13 posted on 07/13/2013 8:23:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

NO
There is no such thing as a privileged Christian.
There is a SAVED Christian, it IS a blessing.
That”s it - period.


14 posted on 07/13/2013 8:37:54 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: svcw

privilege: a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all.

Isn’t that what “saved” means?


15 posted on 07/13/2013 8:52:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

No
Saved means forgiven of sin
Salvation is offered to ALL, of they only accept it


16 posted on 07/13/2013 9:02:02 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: svcw

And if they accept it, they are privileged.

I think the problem is that typically privilege is bestowed. But in this case, the saving is bestowed, and privilege comes only with acceptance of salvation.

It is almost circular logic.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 9:09:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Sacajaweau

The writer talks with her mouth full? That’s disgusting!


18 posted on 07/13/2013 9:18:58 PM PDT by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Isn’t that what “saved” means?

Yes, but as a gift offered, it must be accepted.

19 posted on 07/13/2013 9:27:50 PM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: svcw

From the Bible:

“Many are called; few are chosen.”

I think we will be astounded at our moment of death (since many refuse the call.)


20 posted on 07/13/2013 9:29:49 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The real question is did Martin get buried with his burglary tools, dope and purple drank?


21 posted on 07/13/2013 9:41:08 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Nifster

Wow. I don’t remember what I said. Never had a post deleted before.


22 posted on 07/13/2013 11:09:55 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist with a hopeful passion for overcoming cultural divisions in groups.

Oh, good gravy! I hope nobody ever pens such an idiotic description of me!

I'd rather see, "Tax-chick is a loud redneck breeder with a hopeless passion for cheap pink wine in really large boxes."

23 posted on 07/14/2013 4:16:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: Tax-chick

lol. yep- thats a pantload.


24 posted on 07/14/2013 4:21:46 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

And that reminds me, I need to get the baby up and *changed*. ;-)


25 posted on 07/14/2013 4:52:24 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: Tax-chick

lol


26 posted on 07/14/2013 4:56:20 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

200 black teens can die at the hands of other blacks and the black community just yawns. But let a perceived white guy kill one while defending himself and they wake up BUT only at the command of the media. The media creates the story to stampede the cattle, so to speak.


27 posted on 07/14/2013 4:56:35 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What a load. The majority of Christians today are not “privilege”. Rather they are poor, living in hiding or under poor conditions in third world countries. “Privilege” Christians support the work of Christ in the world today in these improvise countries. Albeit, wealthier Christians could give more but not to social causes when we have so many brethren in need.
28 posted on 07/14/2013 5:00:43 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: ncfool

I’ll bet Obama called the Martins. I’ll bet they’ll have a chance to stay at the Whitehouse.


29 posted on 07/14/2013 5:03:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: All

I admit that I didn’t follow this case, but I’m going to guess that the verdict is more about Florida law than anything else. In the end, it’s not so much that Zimmerman is not guilty, but that the prosecution didn’t have a good enough case. I’m sure that jury had a very tough time.


30 posted on 07/14/2013 8:41:49 AM PDT by piusv
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To: piusv
Oh, it's much more than just about Floriduh laws.
31 posted on 07/14/2013 8:43:39 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: boop

I don’t remember either but I seemed to have liked it


32 posted on 07/14/2013 3:10:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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