Ramon Arias | July 22, 2013
By now, many articles have been written on the riots and protests taking place in many cities across the country led and organized by so-called “Reverends,” such as Al Sharpton and other activists.
Ever since the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of killing the youngster Trayvon, things have gone wrong. The same people who demanded the Zimmerman trial do not accept the jury’s verdict, even though, the overwhelming evidence left no shadow of a doubt it was done in self-defense.
The special prosecutor, defense attorneys, judge, jurors, Trayvon’s parents and their lawyer, and a host of well-known blacks agreed it was not about race. Even the FBI found no violation of civil rights or civil liberty during its own investigation. The investigation shed light on Zimmerman’s involvement with black youths by actually being a mentor to them. In spite of all these overwhelming facts, manipulators of every crisis now use the race card; remember they do not like to waste any crisis. Obama’s statement on Friday did not help to bring reconciliation. He waited almost a week to fuel the fire of racism by saying Trayvon looked like him 35 years ago and other incendiary comments. Of course, there’s no surprise there since this is Obama at his best; that is dividing the nation more.
We do not need the racist card. What we need to do is understand why this nation is going the way of destruction, who is fueling the fire, and what agenda they are implementing. One thing is certain; it is evil to the core.
Another “Reverend,” Jesse Jackson, is imploring the U.N. Human Rights Council to investigate the death of Trayvon Martin. This “Council” is controversial, and rightfully so since it includes regimes with extreme poor human rights records. The likes of Jackson and Sharpton are the kind of “Reverends” from all races that ignore the faith they profess and twist the Scriptures to fit their ideology of doom and destruction.
Why isn’t Jackson asking for help to solve the high crime in Chicago being that his organization is headquartered in that city? One would think he would be working non-stop to eradicate all the bloodshed. Since the death of Trayvon, over 700 blacks were killed in gang-related incidents. Since the Zimmerman trial began 61 blacks were killed. How many of them can the “Reverend” Jackson name? The sad part is that babies and their mothers have been killed in the cross fire between gangs. It is estimated that blacks carry 91% of killings among them. Would you say they should be calling for justice for all the black on black murders not only in Chicago but also across the nation? Shouldn’t “Reverends” Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the other “Reverends” dedicate all their energy to stop all the killings among blacks in all communities with the same passion displayed in the Trayvon case?
How about if all the “Reverends” follow Gov. Rick Scott in calling all races for a humbling before God and acknowledge America’s national sins? There was no injustice done to Trayvon, it was a sad loss of life, but no injustice. America’s problem is far deeper than one sad and tragic case in Florida, and the Governor has taken the right bold step in calling for the solution beginning with his State’s prayer for reconciliation among all citizens of the State:
Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for a Statewide Day of Prayer for Unity in Florida
On July 19, 2013, in News Releases, by Staff
Today, Governor Scott issued the following proclamation for a Statewide Day of Prayer for Unity in Florida:
WHEREAS, the people of Florida are strong and optimistic people who band together in times of crisis; and
WHEREAS, Florida has faced many challenges before – including natural disasters – with a spirit of unity and perseverance; and
WHEREAS, the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is a tragedy; and the Martin family, the family of George Zimmerman, and all those affected by Trayvon’s death remain in our thoughts and prayers; and
WHEREAS, emotions are running high as we continue to grieve the loss of Trayvon and the toll that the tragic events surrounding his death have taken on the community of Sanford, Florida, and other communities across our state; and
WHEREAS, tragic events compel us to a time of deep reflection and prayer to find strength and peace in uncertainty; and
WHEREAS, Floridians are unified in not only their resilience, but also in being a people of great humility, kindness, and compassion;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby declare Sunday, July 21, 2013, as a STATEWIDE DAY OF PRAYER FOR UNITY IN FLORIDA.
America is soaked in bloodshed. Politicians cannot solve all the cumulative monumental problems done by none other than the people themselves. A myriad of things are wrong with America’s culture and among these evils is the obsession with the culture of death. The blood of close to 60 million innocent lives cry out against this nation for the murder of the most defenseless of humans, those precious babies in their mother’s womb. Can we honestly continue to ask God to bless America so we can continue to increase and export the culture of evil? Or, do we have a limited time to turn this country around to the principles that made her great as they were laid in 1620? The answer lies with God’s people.
Floridians must not be the only ones to humble before God, but also all God’s children should now seek Him in true repentance followed by works of righteousness. God never spared Israel of old for her growing wickedness and rebellion against God’s moral law. God requirements of right living have not changed.
Let us take to heart Daniel’s prayer before God almighty and apply it to our national calamities:
I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed and said, “Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances. Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers and all the people of the land. “Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us open shame, as it is this day—to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those who are nearby and those who are far away in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You. Open shame belongs to us, O Lord, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him; nor have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His teachings which He set before us through His servants the prophets. Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him. Thus He has confirmed His words which He had spoken against us and against our rulers who ruled us, to bring on us great calamity; for under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem. As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our iniquity and giving attention to Your truth. Therefore the Lord has kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the Lord our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.
“And now, O Lord our God, who have brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and have made a name for Yourself, as it is this day—we have sinned, we have been wicked. O Lord, in accordance with all Your righteous acts, let now Your anger and Your wrath turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us. So now, our God, listen to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplications, and for Your sake, O Lord, let Your face shine on Your desolate sanctuary. O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”