Churches express pain, ask for justice in Trayvon Martin case

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  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    March 26, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    "In New York City, Middle Collegiate Church pastor Jacqueline Lewis said the church most assume both a spiritual and political role to end "the epidemic" of racism."


    While I've signed the petition to bring Zimmerman to trial, I see the problem as much bigger than just racism. There is way too much bigotry in this country. Whether it be against Blacks, Muslims, Jews, Asians, Hispanics, gays/lesbians, Mormons, Native Americans, Women etc. Why can't we learn to get along? It shouldn't matter what color one's skin, what religion one chooses (or not), what one's sexuality is, what one's gender is, what one chooses to wear or how short/tall/fat/skinny one is, our differences should be celebrated, not judged.

    Laws that discriminate or are used to discriminate need to be re-evaluated and changed where necessary. You shouldn't be able to stalk someone, initiate a confrontation and then claim "self defense". It just isn't right.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    March 26, 2012 11:14 a.m.

    I was in the march to protest on Saturday here in Chicago. I'm not saying execute Zimmerman because we don't have all the facts. I'm saying at least put him through the court process ... to let him off like nothing happened knowing he shot a kid in cold blood is just disgusting.

    Further ingrains my stereotypes of southerner's being racists although I try not to think that way.

  • ComSen1 Sandy, UT
    March 26, 2012 7:05 a.m.

    Why don't we hold off executing Zimmerman until all the facts are in?

  • The Dixie Kid Saint George, UT
    March 26, 2012 6:19 a.m.

    I agree that Zimmerman murdereded this kid and should be arrested. But, comparing him to Evars, and MLK is a stretch.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    March 25, 2012 8:55 p.m.

    We should all feel very disturbed with, not only the cause of Trayvon Martin's death, but with the obviously sloppy police work in this Florida community. How many other people may have been subjected to this, as well?
    We must try to be patient so the attorneys for the Martin Family, and the governmental authorities can do a thorough investigation. Those like Mr. Zimmerman are a great danger to every neighborhood and to our society.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 25, 2012 6:02 p.m.

    This kid was minding his own business, not doing anything wrong and now he is dead because a neighborhood watch thought he 'seemed suspicious'. Now if it were left up to local police he would get away with it. The neighborhood watch person should have left the kid alone, not approached or threatened him. For the sake of all of us, justice needs to be done. If not, it is entirely possible white kids may be targeted because they 'seem "suspicious' also. This can get out of hand. We can't let this neighborhood watch person with no common sense poison the well. He has to be dealt with.