By: Paige Waldrop Mills
The entire country has been talking about the Trayvon Martin Case. I am starting to see numerous instances of churches joining the conversation. This case has been heart-breaking on so many levels, no matter your position on the social issues that are implicated. Whether you believe Zimmerman acted in self-defense or created a situation where someone’s beloved son was killed while minding his own business, carrying a Snapple and some Skittles, there is no question that many lives have been destroyed, careers ruined, and, most tragic by far, a child with a promising future is dead. It is not for me to decide what happened in this case because I wasn’t there and I don’t know. I have friends with different views on Zimmerman’s actions and motives, but all I can think about is Trayvon’s parents, and the parents of other young African-American boys or men, who live in fear that the same thing could happen to their child. I have no answers and nothing but my heart-felt sympathies to offer to these families.