As I type this, I know it’s not politically correct. And for that I am sorry. But I’m not sorry for how I feel. Proceed with caution.
What happened in Ferguson, Missouri is a tragedy. Regardless of the circumstances that surround it. A mother and father lost their child. Children lost a friend. There is no facet of this that is not tragic.
But, alongside this tragedy, the family is now being used for political gain. I know that racism is still alive and doing well in this country because the likes of Al Sharpton are alive and doing well. No, I will not call him Reverend. What he preaches is not love and compassion but hate and vengeance. “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!’ Familiar cries from the vultures of his ilk. How about “judge not lest ye be judged”? How about “vengeance is mine sayeth The Lord”.
Al Sharpton shows up at anything that might prolong his 15 minutes of fame. He preys on people that are suffering for his own self-righteousness. And when he’s wrong, as in the Tawana Brawley case, he leaves without a word of apology. He is a racist and bigot the likes of which bring hatred among normally peaceful people.
He is the antithesis of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. He causes people to choose a race to identify with. As a mother, I identify with Michael Brown’s mother but I’m white so it doesn’t count.
If the killing of Michael Brown was caused by racism, and I say if because I wasn’t there and all the facts aren’t in yet, then God will judge the policeman that killed him. But, he will also judge Al Sharpton.
“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” 1 John 4:20. You would think a reverend would know that.