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Trayvon Martin's mother gets an ovation at Balto. church
The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 20, 2012 | Jill Rosen

Posted on 05/20/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As Trayvon Martin's mother stood at the altar of Baltimore's Empowerment Temple on Sunday, the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant asked for anyone whose child had also been the victim of "senseless violence" to come forward.

At least a dozen women and men assembled at Sybrina Fulton's feet before she stepped down to grab one of them. She squeezed the woman, patted her back and whispered in her ear. Then Fulton moved down the line, tightly embracing each mother, grandmother and father, each of them too familiar with loss, until she'd touched them all.

Congregants erupted into deafening applause and brushed away tears.

"If it was your child you would not want it swept under the rug," Bryant said, his voice booming through the sound system. "Cheer for them like their child's memory will not be in vain."

Earlier Fulton told the congregation that she was visiting the mega-church to see some of the thousands who have stood with her family to demand justice for her son, who was fatally shot in Florida this winter. Thousands nationwide have rallied to the cause.

Few supporters have been more forceful — or more present — than the church's pastor, Bryant, who has been at Fulton's side since shortly after Martin's death....

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


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
So this is becoming a cottage industry?
1 posted on 05/20/2012 5:29:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This article makes me want to vomit. Despicable exploitation of the grief of those who lost “innocent” “children”, when Trayvon was neither.


2 posted on 05/20/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Victim Inc


3 posted on 05/20/2012 5:34:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon Martin's mother gets an ovation at Balto. church

Wasn't Balto a dog?

I hope she didn't grill him up for Obama.

4 posted on 05/20/2012 5:35:11 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: montag813

God Bless Trayvon’s family. Clearly they are grieving and going to church is giving them some sense of peace. Everyone grieves a different way. I know you normally know this but for some reason you forgot.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 5:37:16 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: montag813

It’s interesting to contrast the pictures of Trayvon. So many media outlets still use the picture of 13 year old Trayvon, not the menacing gold tooth gang banger type 17 year old Trayvon. Why do they do this? Why use an old photo of someone, not a recent photo? It couldn’t have to do with wanting to make us think he was still an innocent looking 13 year old boy could it???????


6 posted on 05/20/2012 5:39:19 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a load. But hey! Your 15 minutes only comes around once. Ya gotta squeeze all you can out of them.


7 posted on 05/20/2012 5:40:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Grieving is one thing. However, the mother seems to have other motives as well. All of this publicity also serves to needlessly enrage the Black community and she may be wittingly or unwittingly helping to stir up the next race riot, violence and more ‘tragic’ deaths.


8 posted on 05/20/2012 5:50:01 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Fulton took the dais to a standing ovation. Bryant called her "the mother of the new civil rights movement" and "this generation's Rosa Parks."

Say Wut?
9 posted on 05/20/2012 5:50:44 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant asked for anyone whose child had also been the victim of "senseless violence" to come forward.At least a dozen women and men assembled at Sybrina Fulton's feet.

Geez, a dozen little angels were senslessly murdered? All from just one black church?

10 posted on 05/20/2012 5:51:19 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is an “Empowerment Temple”? What god do they worship?

I visited the site, and got a few come-on sermons from the minister, but still can’t make it out. Evidently a cross between black empowerment and . . . technology?


11 posted on 05/20/2012 5:59:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Getting applauded for a son’s death is kind of creepy.


12 posted on 05/20/2012 6:04:31 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they should ask anyone whose child has been a perpetrator of “senseless violence” to come forward.


13 posted on 05/20/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really don’t expect this failure of a mother to ever accpt the fact that her adult son acted stupidly and died from that stupidity.
Frankly, her failure as a parent to raise him correctly led to his death. His father’s failure to raise him properly, led to his death.
They are surely more responsible for the death of their son than is Zimmerman.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 6:05:58 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: JudgemAll

Cindy Sheehan - Now in Black.


15 posted on 05/20/2012 6:06:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

Tom Wolf was prescient in Bonefire of Vanities, only here in Florida... Of course he was not unawares of how black victimhood has been used in NYC to promote antisemitism as early as after the Jewish supported Black Civil Rights movement empowered them...


16 posted on 05/20/2012 6:08:15 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Cicero

Empowerment is a socialist feminazi communist thug nazi kind of thing. It’s really communist in that it promotes lies, and Nazi in that it hopes for a Hitler actor.


17 posted on 05/20/2012 6:10:03 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b55elhYELUo

look at this most recent photo of him as a hood. the story is just too delicious for them to give up. it hits all the right buttons and says all the right things. too bad it isn’t true, that’s all.


18 posted on 05/20/2012 6:10:37 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: grumpygresh

Dangerous hysterical thoughts and agitations are enveloping America these days.

Yet the Tparty is being demonized for daring protecting people’s true freedom and harassment from government in peaceful and truthful ways...

That probably is not a coincidence...


19 posted on 05/20/2012 6:12:37 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: dfwgator

Ah, that’s true. I completely forgot Cindy started her meme after crapping on her own son’s grave by saying he died in vain.


20 posted on 05/20/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Earlier Fulton told the congregation that she was visiting the mega-church to see some of the thousands who have stood with her family to demand justice for her son,”

... and to sell some more trademarked, autographed hoodies for only $19.99!


21 posted on 05/20/2012 6:15:25 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Few supporters have been more forceful — or more present — than the church’s pastor, Bryant, who has been at Fulton’s side since shortly after Martin’s death....”

Well, that answers my question as to WHO brought this to the attention of the political bigwigs and MSM.

I knew there had to be one initial and ‘well-connected’ link.


22 posted on 05/20/2012 6:25:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: grumpygresh
However, the mother seems to have other motives as well.

Not really. Now... the preacher who got this all going and 'advises' her daily has other motives.

She is being wined and dined during her grief, and only being asked to cooperate with the direction she is being led.

She may find out that she doesn't like where she is headed, especially if it turns out to be off the end of a plank, but at the moment, it's all good.

23 posted on 05/20/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Cicero
What is an “Empowerment Temple”?

That's where you find a multi-story house in a declining neighborhood, and call it a church. You get tax relief, and government grants.

24 posted on 05/20/2012 6:36:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think a lot of people are making money on this issue.


25 posted on 05/20/2012 6:38:22 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (If a man will not work, then neither shall he eat.)
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To: All; mickie
Mommie Dearest undoubtedly got a hefty speaker's fee and expenses for her stop at this Baltimore mega-church which seats 20,000 in its gleaming pews.

Spare me the grieving parents bit. She and hubby just returned from hitting the United Kingdom speaking circuit. She even has numerous variations of her son's name copyrighted.

The window of opportunity is wide open for this couple and they're assiduously taking advantage of it for all it's worth.

Leni

26 posted on 05/20/2012 6:39:08 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since she trademarked all the "trayvon" merchandise, she can probably write off this escapade in Baltimore as a business expense.
27 posted on 05/20/2012 6:42:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: napscoordinator

Grieving? Seems more like cashing in and playing up the race card but perhaps it is a form of grieving.


28 posted on 05/20/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: napscoordinator

No offense, but excuse me while I vomit.


29 posted on 05/20/2012 7:12:39 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Baltimore is a hell hole on the path to becoming the same as Detroit...Maryland’s one party system ensures the “progressive” lawlessness. I live 25 minutes south and the only reason i’ll go is to enjoy an Orioles game. Other than that you are taking your life in your hands due to the indigenous population...


30 posted on 05/20/2012 7:22:04 PM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: umgud

I was wondering how many of them suffered violence from other blacks.


32 posted on 05/20/2012 8:49:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: MinuteGal

“She and hubby just returned ...”
Her hubby?

It is interesting that so many people refer to Tracey Martin as the “husband” of Sybrina Fulton.

But Sybrina and Tracey, the father of her second child, were divorced 13 years ago, when Trayvon was a toddler. Tracey remarried 7 years ago to a woman named Alicia Stanley. Now, Mr. Martin has a third woman, a “fiancee” in Sanford, named Brandy Green. Mr. Martin was having a sleepover with his fiancee, and he took Trayvon with him.

It was while Mr. Martin was out to dinner with Brandy, that Trayvon was left unsupervised for the evening. They reported him missing when they got up the next morning.

Miss Green has been out of the public eye for a long time, while Tracey and Sybrina have been touring together.


33 posted on 05/20/2012 9:22:15 PM PDT by manforallseasons
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To: Cicero
From what I can tell at the pastor's bio on Wiki, it's an African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church, which I believe is the largest black denomination.
34 posted on 05/20/2012 10:35:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“So this is becoming a cottage industry?”

When does a cottage become a mega-cottage?


35 posted on 05/21/2012 12:41:04 AM PDT by manforallseasons
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To: napscoordinator
God Bless Trayvon’s family. Clearly they are grieving and going to church is giving them some sense of peace. Everyone grieves a different way. I know you normally know this but for some reason you forgot.

Well said. I notice that on a forum, where so many claim Christianity, even a statement like this brings out the flame-throwers. I fear we all need prayers because folks have become so obsessed with politics and the movement of the Godless to mpose their will, that reason seems to have left. God Bless

36 posted on 05/21/2012 4:13:56 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

Sorry but you are confusing a Christian assembly of believers and DOERS with a political rally. The posters you admonish apparently take umbrage of a Church service becoming a staging point to fuel a political cause that seeks to undermine basic human rights, like self defense, in Florida. Shame on your misguided self-righteousness and your ignorance of using a Church in Maryland as a recruiting point to for political causes that go after laws in Florida.

“Fulton took the dais to a standing ovation. Bryant called her “the mother of the new civil rights movement” and “this generation’s Rosa Parks.”

Also what is “justice for her son” have to do with worshipping His son? Most of the “black Churches” today have become political whorehouses. Most “white Churches” have become spineless and weak that excuses everything under the sun including the devil himself.


37 posted on 05/21/2012 4:52:26 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi
Sorry but you are confusing a Christian assembly of believers and DOERS with a political rally. The posters you admonish apparently take umbrage of a Church service becoming a staging point to fuel a political cause that seeks to undermine basic human rights, like self defense, in Florida. Shame on your misguided self-righteousness and your ignorance of using a Church in Maryland as a recruiting point to for political causes that go after laws in Florida. “Fulton took the dais to a standing ovation. Bryant called her “the mother of the new civil rights movement” and “this generation’s Rosa Parks.” Also what is “justice for her son” have to do with worshipping His son? Most of the “black Churches” today have become political whorehouses. Most “white Churches” have become spineless and weak that excuses everything under the sun including the devil himself

You make a lousy mind reader. I expressed the sentiment of the guy I responded to by saying that prayers were in order. What the pastor of the church did was abhorrent, but the mother still has to be hurting and even if she is/becomes a racial activist and opportunist, her son is dead and she has to be hurting. If you can't figure that out, you need to get off the high horse long enough to get back in touch with reality.

38 posted on 05/21/2012 5:25:55 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: napscoordinator; montag813
I wouldn't throw around those “blessings” of God too readily. One of the things high on the list that God really, really hate is a perversion of justice and those who deliberately pervert the legal system-grieving or not.
39 posted on 05/22/2012 4:09:35 AM PDT by HarleyD
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