I Will Not March for Michael Brown

I debated whether or not to post this… because EVERYBODY has their right to their own opinion, but I can’t help but wonder how much the media influenced his train of thought. Like most people I was horrified to hear about the death of Brown, but unlike the author I share the opinion of regardless of whether you chose to take the “wrong” path being gunned down like an animal is not acceptable. I wonder if the authors perspective would change if Michael Brown was a member of his family.

Travis Hurley

In light of the recent tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, I asked Jon-Michael Brown to serve as a guest blogger. A graduate of Ozark Christian College and Lincoln Christian Seminary, Jon-Michael is a biracial American who lives in the Ferguson-Florissant school district, serves as a youth minister in the area, and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. His first post, “I Will Not March for Michael Brown,” is below.

The tragedy of Michael Brown’s death has become the latest cause and symbol for justice and equality across America. His name heralds the rallying cry against senseless killings and brutality at the hands of our law enforcement. Yet, his name rings a familiar, but different, truth to me.

I will not march for Michael Brown as I stand for truth and justice.

I live but a few miles from the Ferguson riots, but I’ve been at ground zero my…

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