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Your Views: Pastors, protesters play race card in Fla. shooting
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Well, well, well. I see the race prostitute, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, was in Atlanta. It wasn’t devastating enough for him that a family lost a loved one, so let’s see why Mr. Jackson is really here besides what money he thinks he can make.

Instead of showing compassion for the family of Trayvon Martin, as pastors are supposed to do, Mr. Jackson and the other so-called pastors involved in the protests couldn’t care less about the young man or his family. All they want is to get rid of the law that protects law-abiding citizens from crooks and keep the race card going.

Mr. Jackson couldn’t even pronounce Trayvon’s name correctly on the news, so that should show you how much he cares. In past years, and now during this protest, I’ve seen some of these same preachers preach politics from the pulpit to their congregations. Why doesn’t the IRS stop their tax exempt status? Some of you white preachers try this same stunt and see how far you get.

Oh yes I know, I am branded a racist, but these black preachers who have inserted racism into this protest from their pulpits are not? Double standard.

Paul S. Barnes
Flowery Branch

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