I’m amazed at the cold-hearted and snarky remarks on here. This pastor is asking for prayer and most of you are taking pot shots at him. Shame!
Prayer didn’t help Sodom and Gomorrah either.
The pastor is mulling a run for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat. Prayer is not going to solve this problem. More gun laws are not going to solve this problem. It is highly likely the shooters were friends of the original deceased and the shooting victims associated with his death. It is a cycle of violence that tearing down motels and erecting community centers is not going to solve.
I agree, lacking any knowledge about this man, it would indeed be prejudicial to demean him. On the other hand, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago for two years now, has just trumpeted "The Chicago Way" as a model for the rest of America to follow!
On him, much opprobrium would I heap.
Actually, it was gang bangers taking pot shots at him.
Most of the posters here are sick and tired of hearing about what a cesspool Shitcago is when these people do nothing but double down on stupid when addressing the problems.
And time after time these "Pastors" and "Reverends" ask fr people to "pray for Chicago." Grabbing there 15 minutes and 100,000 youtube hits.
Well, cafeteria choose your own adventure Christianity isn't going to solve anything. How about rebuking your congregation of gang bangers and pointing out their actions and their criminal behavior is what caused these deaths.
It isn't some imaginary faceless "they" it is the eyes staring back at these supposed men of the cloth. Pray for Chicago? I pray these men of the cloth would grow some testicles and tell these bangers of their eternity in hell waiting. About how Jamal, Gerome, or whatever's body lying in that casket and his evil gang banger's soul is probably burning in hellfire.
Pray for Chicago? Pray for those supposed men of the cloth that provide tacit cover for these criminals. Pray they will one day find the courage to speak the truth.