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Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks Out Against George Zimmerman and DMX Boxing Match
Christian Post ^ | 2/6/14 | HRISTINE THOMASOS , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER

Posted on 02/07/2014 6:38:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

...celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman says he got Zimmerman to agree to engage in a celebrity boxing match for charity. However Sharpton, the civil rights activist and leader of the National Action Network, is warning people against being quick to label Zimmerman a celebrity.

"We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin into a cultural celebrity or hero," Sharpton told CNN. "It is perfectly legal for him to exploit his fame but we should never forget what he is famous for and not behave like he is a celebrity based on gifts or talent or contributions to society."

A Change.org petition has also been created to stop the bout from taking place.

"This is a blatant show of disrespect and nothing positive or righteous would come from such a stunt," the petition states.

(Excerpt) Read more at christianpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; georgezimmerman; race; sharpton; sports; zimmerman
If Al Sharpton is against it, then it must be a good idea.

I put him on the same level as Chuck Schumer.

1 posted on 02/07/2014 6:38:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Gosh, I bet it would be fun to attend one of REV. Al Sharpton's church services.

Where is his church?

2 posted on 02/07/2014 6:40:24 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

He has no real church but does maintain a store front containing only a collection plate


3 posted on 02/07/2014 6:41:17 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Guess it will be a long time before Al admits that Z did the world a favor by removing a dangerous thug off the streets.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 6:42:20 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Zimmerman better hope someone doesn’t plan for this to be a public execution because he is going to take a beating.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 6:44:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If DMX gets his butt handed to him I’m gonna laugh....


6 posted on 02/07/2014 6:47:01 AM PST by struggle
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To: SoFloFreeper

OMG. Pot, meet kettle. Just how did Al become a celebrity?


7 posted on 02/07/2014 6:52:26 AM PST by Jagman
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To: SoFloFreeper

“We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man.....”

That’s good advice about Sharpy himself. Seems everyone forgets his claims to fame.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 6:53:35 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
not being at all familiar with Mister DMX....I did a cursory search to determine what his celebrity status was based on....

Simmons pleaded guilty Dec. 30 to three felony counts -- theft, possession or use of marijuana, and possession or use of narcotic drugs -- and one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.

amazing....this "internet"

Al sharptons made no cpmments on this dmx bozo!


9 posted on 02/07/2014 6:53:48 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Zimmerman is a fool for getting involved in this. He should be laying low, and keeping a low profile.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 6:54:54 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: SoFloFreeper
Danny Bonaduce says, "Hey! ...What am I, chopped liver?"
11 posted on 02/07/2014 6:55:59 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is a riot waiting to happen. If Z wins, all hell breaks loose. If he loses, it will be a ‘celebration’ and spree of Knockout. If Z gets beaten to death, well... you can imagine how ‘empowered’ that will make people of a certain mental disposition react.

VERY dumb move on Z’s part.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 7:01:25 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sharpton doesn’t speak for blacks. He speaks for weak minded liberals, but not blacks.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 7:08:59 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Excellent point and a good benchmark.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 7:14:52 AM PST by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks Out

Anybody know what divinity school or seminary the "reverand" went to? How long? Graduated? HA!!!! Very funny.

15 posted on 02/07/2014 7:18:24 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: GoldenPup

Maybe they can get Al “the dodger” Sharpton to step in for Zimmerman’s opponent.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 7:21:43 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: SoFloFreeper

He preaches at the church of show me the money Whitey


17 posted on 02/07/2014 7:22:33 AM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas: www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Texas Eagle
Gosh, I bet it would be fun to attend one of REV. Al Sharpton's church services. Where is his church?

Our Lady of the Perpetually Offended

18 posted on 02/07/2014 7:30:15 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin into a cultural celebrity or hero,” Sharpton told CNN.

Come on Al. You know you REALLY want see Z be beaten to a pulp but I sense you have some reservations about the outcome. Kinda reminds me of the old american folklore tale of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby. I’m just not sure whose playing the rabbit and fox in this tale.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 8:42:18 AM PST by Texicanus (It's cold here in Texas today.)
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To: Texicanus

http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/07/brer_rabbit_meets_a_tar_baby.html


20 posted on 02/07/2014 8:48:40 AM PST by Texicanus (It's cold here in Texas today.)
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To: CodeToad

If al is still with that young lady he better watch his money and please someone give him a sandwich because he looks like he really needs one.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 9:12:43 AM PST by chiefqc
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