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Seattle church tells parishioners to 'raise Cain' over Zimmerman verdict
KING-TV ^ | July 14, 2013 | John Langeler

Posted on 07/14/2013 5:31:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The senior pastor at Seattle’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church told followers to “raise Cain” in response to Saturday’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.

Zimmerman was accused of shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death nearly a year-and-a-half ago. His defense was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

In his morning sermon, Rev. Aaron Williams said it was important for the African-American community to “not allow this to die down” and to highlight perceived “injustice” within the nation’s criminal justice system.

“We should be raising Cain because if we don’t,” Rev. Williams said, “history has a way of repeating itself.

“There will be other young men who are pushed through the pipeline prison system if we don’t raise Cain,” he continued. “There will be other issues of injustice in our society of we don’t raise Cain.”

Stating that “God has the final word,” Rev. Williams also preached calm and peace during protests of the controversial verdict.

A rally was scheduled Sunday at 6 p.m. against the Florida jury’s decision.


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: aaronwilliams; baptists; blackchurch; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; mtzionbaptist; religiousleft; seattle; taxexempt; trayvon; trayvonmartin; washington; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/14/2013 5:31:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The racist lynch mob is inflamed.


2 posted on 07/14/2013 5:32:59 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God doesn’t like liars and I’m guessing he likes liars who lead others away from him even less.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh gee...a blatant lie...his defense was NOT stand your ground...

His defense was merely “self defense”

4 posted on 07/14/2013 5:33:10 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tomorrow morning should be an interesting rush hour in the major cities, especially for those taking public transportation...


5 posted on 07/14/2013 5:34:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, his defense was not the stand your ground law. The media is hopeless.


6 posted on 07/14/2013 5:35:34 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who wants to make any bets that this “pastor”—so concerned about “justice”—is not fully on board with Margaret Sanger’s plan to “exterminate the Negro race”?


7 posted on 07/14/2013 5:35:50 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess this pastor forgot to read the truth about Cain and Able. Yes, pastor it is getting late.


8 posted on 07/14/2013 5:36:32 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 07/14/2013 5:37:24 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I double-dog dare them to burn down Seattle!


10 posted on 07/14/2013 5:39:16 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Seattle church tells parishioners to 'raise Cain' over Zimmerman verdict

Would that be the "sugar cain" or "hurri cain" variety???

11 posted on 07/14/2013 5:39:41 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical Christian reaction. Instead of love thy neighbor it is get the son of a bitch.


12 posted on 07/14/2013 5:41:15 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: no-to-illegals
Guess this pastor forgot to read the truth about Cain and Able.

Maybe he isn't abel to read.

13 posted on 07/14/2013 5:42:29 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Judgement begins at the pulpit, “Reverend”...you’re deceiving your flock.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who the hell does he think he is: Jeremiah Wright?


15 posted on 07/14/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Would that be the “sugar cain” or “hurri cain” variety???”

Or “cocaine”?


16 posted on 07/14/2013 5:44:31 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. I didn’t realize there were churches in Seattle.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 5:45:36 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: Crim

His defense technically was both. The judge allowed the jury instructions to contain syg despite the fact that the defense did not present it as a defense during trial.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 5:47:54 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mt. Zion is a long-standing bastion of leftist Democratic politics.


19 posted on 07/14/2013 5:48:32 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
His defense was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

No it wasn't. But by all means, pastor, go on pouring that gasoline on your sheep.

20 posted on 07/14/2013 5:49:50 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Misterioso

Yes he cain!


21 posted on 07/14/2013 5:51:06 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Seattle’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church, soon to be a Mosque.
22 posted on 07/14/2013 5:51:30 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So when are they going to rescind their tax exempt status?


23 posted on 07/14/2013 5:51:40 PM PDT by lula (Shine the light of truth Lord, confound the deceiver I pray...AMEN!)
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To: Misterioso

Thank you for the correction.


24 posted on 07/14/2013 5:52:44 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I think you nailed it


25 posted on 07/14/2013 5:54:01 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: andyk
No, his defense was not the stand your ground law. The media is hopeless.

I think they're doing it on purpose. I expect a renewed jihad against the right to self-defense, and the media will do its usual evil part of misinforming as much of the public as possible.

26 posted on 07/14/2013 5:54:30 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fifty years ago Democrats responded with riots whenever there was something they didn't like. Witness the KKK violence and college student burning campus buildings and cars.

No difference today in the behavior. Not much in the participants.

27 posted on 07/14/2013 5:55:33 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When I was a kid, people went to church for religion. Now, it appears that they are preaching hate.

His defense was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

This clown needs to stop reading his own news articles. They're bogus and wrong.

28 posted on 07/14/2013 5:55:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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Fear Not FRiends. We really tried to reach out to the other side.
29 posted on 07/14/2013 5:55:57 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Love is always right or wrong. We really tried FRiends.
30 posted on 07/14/2013 5:57:07 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The senior pastor at Seattle’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church told followers to “raise Cain” in response to Saturday’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.

Ping for later

31 posted on 07/14/2013 5:57:32 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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Dreams are for those that sleep ...


32 posted on 07/14/2013 5:57:52 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Arthur McGowan

He only cares about black people who commit crimes. The innocent ones are not “God’s people” (i.e Satan’s people)


33 posted on 07/14/2013 5:58:38 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: ConservativeInPA

Oh, there most certainly ARE churches in the Seattle area. A few of them actually preach the Word of God instead of social claptrap.


34 posted on 07/14/2013 5:58:49 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Revoke their tax exempt status. That is what should happen but won’t.


35 posted on 07/14/2013 5:59:17 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Simply, the CEO’s of ABC/CBS/NBC are:

Mr. Me So Dum
Mr. I Lik Bois
Mr. Sum Ting Wong

You get the picture.


36 posted on 07/14/2013 6:00:41 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is no objective reality, you see.

If you want something, you can will it into existence.

37 posted on 07/14/2013 6:01:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: isthisnickcool
"Revoke their tax exempt status. That is what should happen but won’t."

I don't support revoking the tax-exempt status for making comments on political issues, no matter what side or what issue. But I DON'T like politics in church, no matter what side or what issue.
38 posted on 07/14/2013 6:02:37 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
you can will it into existence.

as in hard work.

39 posted on 07/14/2013 6:03:04 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Best not light that fuse, Rev. If nothing else, for the sake of your own church members. Summoning the Devil (”raising Cain”) tends to have significant collateral damage. Historically, the black community has suffered most in the wake of urban riots.


40 posted on 07/14/2013 6:04:45 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: 23 Everest

Oh and for the super intelligent MSNBC crowd.

Mr. Ratings In Toilet

yeah that’s a strength but as Dan Rather would say, inaccurate, but fair. “courage”


41 posted on 07/14/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: hoagy62

That is good to hear. I was a bit tongue-in-cheek in my comment. I realize there are God fearing people everywhere. Peace be with you.


42 posted on 07/14/2013 6:10:58 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Well, if you call this a church, there are plenty of them in Seattle.


43 posted on 07/14/2013 6:12:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s just like it was in Al-Anbar Province in Iraq.

The mullahs would fire up the base with hate speech from the pulpits; then after the service ended, the bombs would go off and the mortar rounds and rockets would fall.

We had a saying: “When the yodeling stops, the bomb drops.”

Will the Leftist blacks (but I repeat myself) do the same as their Muslim cousins?


44 posted on 07/14/2013 6:19:19 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: workerbee
His defense was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

No it wasn't. But by all means, pastor, go on pouring that gasoline on your sheep.

Just like I said before, elsewhere: the case was all about getting SYG overturned in the courts.

45 posted on 07/14/2013 6:21:04 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
His defense was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

Lie.

46 posted on 07/14/2013 6:25:44 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: ProudFossil

The churches today are nothing more than social clubs using religion to advance their political agenda.

This pastor is no different, and you can be certain I would never seek him out as a leader of any church I would attend.

Jesus, after all, did not say, “Slap others’ cheeks as you have felt you have been slapped. I say to you, if you are feeling slapped on one cheek, go find an innocent bystander of the same race, and slap both of his - you deserve the feelings of satisfaction that only retribution can bring!”


47 posted on 07/14/2013 6:32:04 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: COBOL2Java

“Tomorrow morning should be an interesting rush hour in the major cities, especially for those taking public transportation...”

Yeah, like me. I take the train to work, and my office is in downtown Chicago.


48 posted on 07/14/2013 6:46:44 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A pastor calling up the spirit of Cain to abide in him? Arming people to go out and be a curse to their community?

Ok... Interesting times.


49 posted on 07/14/2013 6:51:51 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

1% of the black community is making it worse for blacks. So they better start speaking up. People are getting sick of this crap.


50 posted on 07/14/2013 7:02:42 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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