Christians express solidarity with thugs and hoodlums, and replace the bread and wine with Trayvon’s ice tea and skittles

Today the New York Post reports:

Manhattan worshippers yesterday joined churchgoers across America in donning hoodies to honor Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teen blown away by a Florida cop wannabe.

Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village was filled to capacity—with almost everyone in the racially mixed audience wearing hoodies such as the one Martin had on when he was shot,

“We are all in hoodies today to say, ‘I’m not dangerous—racism is,’ ” said Minister Jacqui Lewis. “Every Sunday, I’m going to wear my hoodie until justice is done.”

Cropped online version of print photo that showed
many more hoodie-clad churchgoers

Martin, 17, was killed Feb. 26 in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., by volunteer neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman.

The teen had left his dad’s girlfriend’s house in the neighborhood to buy Skittles and a can of iced tea at a local store before the NBA All-Star game started on TV.

At Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, the Rev. Charles Adams approached the pulpit with iced tea and Skittles. [LA replies: Here we see the beginning of a new, Trayvian religion with its own eucharistic service: “For on the night in which he was tracked down and shot dead by a white racist, Trayvon took skittles, and, after he had given thanks, handed them out and said, ‘Yo! This is my sorry ass that I’m giving for you. Think about me when you do this.’”]

“Mr. Zimmerman was so worried about burglars that he became a thief that stole a human life,” Adams said, according to the Detroit News.

Florida cops so far have refused to arrest Zimmerman, buying his self-defense claim. State and federal prosecutors are looking into the case.

A witness to the shooting’s aftermath said Zimmerman did nothing to help Martin.

“We heard the gunshot, [and my roommate and I] both saw him straddling the body, basically a foot on both sides of Trayvon’s body, and his hands pressed on his back,” Mary Cutcher told NBC’s “Dateline” in an interview aired last night.

“Zimmerman never turned him over or tried to help him or [administer] CPR or anything.”

Still, another neighbor, Frank Taaffe, insisted Zimmerman never acted like “Charles Bronson or Rambo” around the community.

“He wasn’t Bernhard Goetz trying to jump on the subway looking for trouble,” Taaffe said.

Referring to TV’s “Andy Griffith Show,” about small-town cops, Taaffe added, “George was a cross between Barney Fife and Andy of Maybury.”

Zimmerman’s lawyer insisted his client was only protecting himself.

“George Zimmerman suffered a broken nose, an injury—a gash—to the back of his head,” said lawyer Craig Sonner. “He claims that Trayvon Martin struck him, and he went down.”

But even the Florida rep who wrote the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which Zimmerman is using to defend himself, did not appear convinced.

When the “Dateline” reporter noted that “trained police investigators … determined no crime was committed [by Zimmerman],” Republican legislator Dennis Baxley replied, “I think they’re wrong.”

Zimmerman has been in hiding. A friend said the shooter cried for days after the deadly incident.

“He couldn’t stop crying. He’s a caring human being,” said the pal, former TV news reporter Joe Oliver. “I mean, he took a man’s life, and he has no idea what to do about it. He’s extremely remorseful about it.”

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Paul Nachman writes:

Did you notice that throwaway slur of Bernhard Goetz?

“He wasn’t Bernhard Goetz trying to jump on the subway looking for trouble,” Taaffe said.

Comments sent March 26, posted March 28

JC in Houston writes:

Looking at the photo you posted you’d think it was a conclave of Franciscan monks (who wear hoods as part of their monastic garb). Somehow I doubt that. Interestingly enough, in the link you posted about the five year old Indian girl in Britain crippled by gunfire as she danced, look at the last series of photos in the Daily Mail article. One of the thugs is caught on camera wearing a … you guessed it … HOODIE! Must have been a sign of solidarity with Trayvon.

Jeanette V. writes:

The hagiography will be published soon.

Forta Leza writes:

Middle Collegiate Church is the church in which the guy in the hoodie was photographed.

Check out their website, it’s something else.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 26, 2012 05:10 PM | Send

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