Skip to comments.3 Things Privileged Christians Can Learn from the Trayvon Martin Case (Here we go!)
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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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.
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.
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.
‘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.
#zimmermantrial ZIMMERMAN NOT GUILTY: NBC hardest hit. http://is.gd/XLIges
The headline is so ridiculous I could not bring myself to read the article. And no I am not going to.
The same for me, I stopped at ‘privileged christian’. Didn’t read the article but comments only
There is no such thing as a privileged Christian.
There is a SAVED Christian, it IS a blessing.
That”s it - period.
privilege: a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all.
Isn’t that what “saved” means?
Saved means forgiven of sin
Salvation is offered to ALL, of they only accept it
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.
The writer talks with her mouth full? That’s disgusting!
Yes, but as a gift offered, it must be accepted.
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.)
The real question is did Martin get buried with his burglary tools, dope and purple drank?
Wow. I don’t remember what I said. Never had a post deleted before.
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."
lol. yep- thats a pantload.
And that reminds me, I need to get the baby up and *changed*. ;-)
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.
I’ll bet Obama called the Martins. I’ll bet they’ll have a chance to stay at the Whitehouse.
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.
I don’t remember either but I seemed to have liked it