Chicago ministers appear to be more upset by the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, which “Civil Rights leaders” such as Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee, and Al Sharpton are making political hay of, than by the everyday violence in their own city. Last night, for example, there were 13 shootings in the City of Big Shoulders, including two murders. In one incident, several youths wearing hoodies held up a convenience store. I’m not saying the ministers aren’t right to seek justice in the case of Trayvon Martin–though we ought to at least wait until we have all the facts before passing judgment. But I’d trust them more if they showed a proportionate amount of concern for the nightly black-on-black crime in Chicago.
Posted on March 30, 2012 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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