Killing blacks. Looting. Violence. Black Lives Matter? So what say Catholic, Episcopal and Trinity Covenant church leaders in Aptos, CA — if anything — on Trinity Sunday about the recent killing of an unarmed black, about riots and looting?
The Catholic priest at Resurrection Church said nothing about recent events. no reference to the riots, the looting or the killing of an unarmed black man by a white policeman. What Fr. R said: God is love and love means relationships and …. make your daily relationships about love. God is love and love means relationship. A simple message. Catch it on You Tube.
At Trinity Covenant Church the minister T.M. started his sermon with the words, It’s a sin to kill. It’s a sin to loot…. He went on to say, Look at Black Lives Matter website, See what the Movement stands for. You will find that Black Lives Matter is anti-family…. Of note, at Trinity Covenant you can worship in the sanctuary (with social distancing), outside in your car in the parking lot or listen in from home.
Take a look at the Black Lives Matters website. Click the link. Black Lives Matters promotes inter-generational, non-nuclear family arrangements. There’s mothers, kids and they all live together with perhaps a queer or two. Maybe an aunt or two also hanging out with them. No mention about men and their role.
Hey, Black Lives Matters folks: Where are the Afro-American men that fathered the children? Who is telling black men to stop killing other blacks and start raising kids with a mother and father present in the home? A terribly huge percentage of black deaths (85+%) are committed by black men. That is the real problem. Last year police killed twice as many white unarmed me (19) compared to black unarmed men (9). Those are the hard, cold statistics that Black Lives Matters chooses to ignore. Check out last week’s Wall Street Journal for the most recent statistics.
Who is going to tell blacks to wake up and smell the roses? Check out the facts. If you black mamas and black poppas want your children to go to college then get married and stay married. And put your kids in Charter Schools with non-union teachers. And stop buying into the victimhood card. That’s my view.
The website Black Lives Matters celebrates Obama’s ‘if only I had a son he’d look like Trevon Martin. Black Lives Matters celebrates the Gentle Giant of Ferguson, the supposed martyr who died after he reached in the police car to grab a gun. Both those supposed ‘heroes’ of Black Lives Mater are men with long rap sheets and a history of violence and use of illegal drugs.
Yes, start listening. Click the link and Listen to Candice Owens, a young articulate black with views why blacks celebrate black thugs as martyrs. It’s a community thing. You are a ‘honky’ if want to succeed and you are a martyr if you have a violent history and rap sheet. No other culture celebrates thugs as heroes she notes.
Now, what about the episcopal church leaders in Aptos? What says the episcopal priest on Trinity Sunday? Mother T of St. John’s focused on current events specifically on systemic racism in America.
How Whites should / or might respond to the ‘ systemic racism of police killing Black’ s was the sermon topic Trinity Sunday by Mother T. The day before, she attended a Black Lives Matter rally 6/6/ 2020 in Watsonville CA where Mother T held a sign, Black Lives are Holy, Sacred and Created in God’s image. There, she saw another sign, White Silence Equals Black Deaths. She went to the Black Lives Matter rally in Watsonville, CA to end white silence.
Mother T with St. John’s prefaced her sermon that she identifies as White and in her sermon was speaking to other Whites.
Essence of Mother T’s sermon: Sometimes white people need to stop talking and start listening. Repeat that sentence.
One way to start listening she says is to join the Facebook group Be the Bridge. This group requires new members to engage in active listening (no posting and no comments) for three months. Three whole months. That impresses Mother T. (It is easy to join. Just follow 3 rules.)
Any discussion of the Trinity on Trinity Sunday at St. John’s? Not that I noticed. Mother T suggested that her mostly White parishioners focus on the re pre-scribed reading for the day, The Creation Story. God created the world and saw it was good.
The episcopal Mother T added, There are no adequate analogies to understand the Trinity so be silent in the face of all we don’t know.
Like a good read? Try Dorothy Sayers Begin Here, the Mind of the Maker. Sayers writes that God is the Creator and He knows the end of the Story. And he knows the main players such as His son and the Holy Spirit. Sayers writes good crime novels too.
For more on Dorothy Sayers, read Robin Phillips Saints and Scoundrels.
What say you about the riots, looting and what the local church leaders in Aptos have to say about Black Lives Matter on Trinity Sunday? Put your 2 cents in!
written by Cameron Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org