Skip to comments.Sharpton leads sermon, speaks at Social Justice event (Voter ID, Trayvon & Tallahassee)
Posted on 08/27/2012 12:57:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Reverend Al Sharpton spoke words of wisdom to a Bethel Baptist Church crowd for Social Justice Awareness Sunday evening.
Sharpton emphasized three reasons why he was particularly motivated to travel to Tallahassee to speak: the Champion case, the Trayvon Martin case and voter suppression all in Florida.
Among the crowd were the parents of Florida A&M Student Robert Champion and Trayvon Martin. Today marks six months since Martins death at the age of 17 and just over nine months since 26-year-old Champion died.
We are still recovering, said Sybrina Fulton.
Sharpton admired the fact that the Martin familys search for justice has remained peaceful and non-violent.
Despite the unfairness and injustice of what happened six months ago tonight, theyve not uttered one public word of bitterness. They have maintained the integrity and the dignity of the civil rights movement.
Benjamin Crump, the Martin familys attorney, branded Trayvon Martins story as a historical reference for future generations.
This nation and the state of Florida are in debt to the family of Trayvon Martin. No matter how long it takes were going to stand with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin and devise a plan for justice because Trayvon Martin was our son, too.
Sharpton advised college students to take advantage of their voting rights during the upcoming November election. He stressed that that voting will be essential to fighting the Stand Your Ground law.
Older folks tell younger folks to vote because of what we did to get here, Sharpton said. Dont vote because of what your grandfather did, vote because of what theyre trying to do to you today.
The Reverend stimulated social change and reiterated the need for justice this day and age. The inspired crowd stood from the pews and applauded in agreeance with his urge to fight for equality and fairness.
Nicole Everett, FAMU alumni and Tallahassee Code Enforcement Board employee, described the event as very encouraging, uplifting, motivating, and inspiring.
It was absolutely spell bounding, said Earl Lee, The Boys Choir of Tallahassee director. As I was sitting there I was just hoping, wishing that every black person in Tallahassee could have been here to hear this because it energized you. It makes you want to round up people and make sure everybody has an I.D. and make sure everybody votes.
Pastor R.B. Holmes, too, acknowledged the need for social change.
Were going to start this chapter here in Tallahassee and this chapter must be and will be one of the greatest chapters of the National Action Network, said Holmes.
2) The money...
3) The money
When will some powerful mouth piece exposes this AH for what he is.
Whats up with the reverend crap.Reverend of what church,same one as Jackson...
Church of Extortion..
It makes me want to puke when people refer to him as reverend.He and Jessie are so un-reverned
Actually, I think the term is “spell-binding” but it’d be racist for me to point that out, wouldn’t it?
Damn...why doesn’t he go stand on the beach barefooted and rant for 48 hours or so, at the intersection of the little red line where it intersects with Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana or Florida, on the Weather Channel. While holding a hand-mic that’s powered with 220 Volts.
I appreciate your continual effort and labor to bring critical issues to the attention of us subscribers. Thank you for your patience. I don’t believe I have noticed any preference in your posts regarding hair, hide or eye color in your posts. Regarding mine on this one, I simply couldn’t resist poking a little semantics fun —
Anybody that supports abortion Does Not have The Spirit of The Lord Jesus Christ within them. I believe this with all my heart! I believe it`s open and shut, not even room for discussion, that`s how I see it.
Not to mention their position on gay marriage and their position on the removal of Christ/God from public square and classroom etc
I do not believe it is “judging” to come to this conclusion, and btw It does not matter if a person is democrat or republican if they hold these views, it is very telling.
If Jerry Falwell was here he would say to Al as he has in the past, what Church do you pastor Rev Al
Al was ordained at the age of 7 or 8 years old, what a joke. Then went on the road later with James Brown as a rode
Speaking just of the Black Church...it`s very sad to see them trampling on their rich Christian heritage, they started this around 1970 by my account...I weep for them
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