“My heart is heavy for that community right now, the Martin family for their tragic loss & the Zimmerman family who will live in fear & the nation, because this case brought out the ugliest of ugliness on both sides.

For those who think Zimmerman was really guilty, trust me, let it go. If he was lying & they got it wrong he WILL answer to a higher authority – there’s no escaping that.

For those who are celebrating & support him, humble yourselves & do not give in to insensitive celebrating of a dead 17 year old nor should you throw this in anyone’s face.

It’s a tragedy all around.

The race-baiting, insensitivity & relentless vitriol from both sides means we have a LONG way to go as a nation.

This case didn’t create any wounds or hatred, it revealed them. It brought them to the surface.

THAT is the real tragedy – that we have a ton of healing to do in terms of race relations in America.

It has only begun…”-Talitha McEachin



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I am not an "African-American'. I am a proud American, who happens to be of African descent. I am Christian. My personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Word of God shapes my concepts of what it means to be a conservative. I am Pro Life. Devoted to the principles of free enterprise, limited government,and individual responsibility. I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman.
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  1. naduni7 says:

    Please check out my blog! I had a lot to say about tonight’s verdict and I would really appreciate it if you took the time to read it.

  2. dcbelleonwheels says:

    Well & rightly said, Stacy. It is tragic all the way around. The only thing that I am “celebrating” about this is that the jurors had the courage to be objective when it would have been easy to render an emotionally based decision. The state did not meet the burden of proof to earn a different verdict. Sadly, nothing will bring back the lost son of a grieving family and the defendant will be just that for the rest if his days because of the nature of the incident. No “winners” here at all.

  3. Duncan Regen says:

    You are so right about what this case revealed about our nation, we are not where we were, but we still have a long way to go.I have no doubt that we as a nation will get there, but only if we start working together. Right Rev. Al

  4. Rebecca says:

    The tragedy is far reaching and it started out with a tragic death and soon after polarization started: with Obama speaking out unethically and in ignorance… Sharpton, Jackson and many others instigating marches, the MSM stirrings the pond’s muddied waters of racism.

    The civility of the court, whether you agree was astounding, to be admired.. This is a tragedy, two mothers, two families will never be the same. A 17 year old lost his life, a 29 year old carries a horrendous burden on his shoulders for the rest of his life, facing vicous tongues, death threats from so called Christians and civil people… Time to let go, the jury listened to evidence, deliberated, and said “not guilty” – 6 women.

    It’s time to comfort, analyze the issues, communicate, and fx a broken nation in a civil manner. We’ve become a polarized nation, not too far from where we were in the late 50’s and 60’s… Time to pick up the baton where Dr. Martin Luthern King dropped it…

    We all are Amercans, with different ethncs backgrounds, professing to be a godly nation… Let our actions prove this, leave the bitterness and meanness behind.. For those who believe in prayer remember the Lord’s Prayer: “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Pray for both families, their paths will not be easy, pray for the jury, and this nation.

  5. Michelle says:

    Great post, Talitha! My feelings on this case: If Zimmerman truly felt his life was in danger, I just wish he would have shot Trayvon in the leg or something then held him at gun point til the police could arrive. I hate that this teenage boy (regardless of his lifestyle at the time) lost his life. I see these articles about the ‘real’ Trayvon and the ‘real’ Zimmerman – neither were perfect, but Jesus changes hearts and lives – and both of these guys could’ve been redeemed and changed and then used by God. I don’t know all the details of this case, so I can’t really stand on either side, but I do know one thing for sure: Love heals people. It heals the ones who give it and it heals the ones who receive it. Forget about RACE! We know who turned this into a “race” issue – (the media, race hustlers and the government) – Don’t let them! Let’s choose to love each other. Love never fails. And pray for the Martin & Zimmerman families… that God would use this to bring many to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, our only hope.

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  7. A lot of wisdom in this message. I love your blog.

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