Utah pastors react to Zimmerman verdict

Utah pastors react to Zimmerman verdict

There are 1 comment on the Salt Lake Tribune story from Jul 14, 2013, titled Utah pastors react to Zimmerman verdict. In it, Salt Lake Tribune reports that:

The mood during the morning worship service at Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City was hopeful and lively as Pastor France Davis preached about the Lord's goodness.

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Grace

Erlanger, KY

#1 Jul 15, 2013
Quote: "I donít know what a black mother is going to tell her kid now ó donít go out, and if someone follows you, donít fight back?" Novak said.

Maybe the Mothers should tell them to call the police or their parents if they think they are being followed,(especially if one of their parents are only a few houses away) instead of calling a girlfriend and making racist remarks.

Maybe the Mothers should tell their sons if they have a chance, to run to a safe place and seek help, especially if there is a house right there that they can run to rather than confront the person. Maybe they should tell their sons that even if someone IS following them, NOT to attack them, not to fight UNLESS they are physically attacked first. Seriously there is no shame in running away from a confrontation or a situation in which you feel threatened - not everything HAS to be a fight or get violent. In fact, nothing should ever get violent

Trayvon wasn't "fighting back" - he started the violence - Zimmerman following him, while possibly scary was NOT violent and did not merit violence in response. However those who feel Trayvon had a right to "defend" that way from Zimmerman do not seem to feel Zimmerman then had a "right" to defend himself from Travons attack...why is that?

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