Christian and Gospel Music Community React to Death of George Floyd

By May 28, 2020June 1st, 2020News

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My kids will know his name❤️ #georgefloyd

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To my black and brown brothers and sisters.❤️ #Together #Family #GodsChildren #Unity #Diversity #Love

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💔 #georgefloyd

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I’m supposed to have something to say. I’m articulate and deeply thoughtful. I’m supposed to say something comforting perhaps more. I’ve talked to a few friends and I’ve talked to a few of the members of Deeper and I know they are hurting. The thing is I’m hurting too. Deeply. I went through something yesterday that I’ve never experienced before. You see the brain is wired to only take so much trauma before it shuts down the emotional response to trauma. That happened to me yesterday. I watched the video twice all the way through and went about my day like I didn’t see that. The issue is that wasn’t an intentional choice of mine. My subconscious mind said enough! You will not be able to carry pain like this so it rejected the image and the emotion attached to it. I didn’t even realize it. Apparent hopelessness manifesting as becoming unemotional. My friend texted to check on me and I literally had no clue what he was referring to. That’s how much my subconscious mind rejected the image and info and the related emotions. When he told me what he was referring to that’s when I realized how numb I was. Then I was outraged that I was not outraged. Mad that I wasn’t mad. Sad that I wasn’t sad. Has this thing really happened so often and become so regular that it no longer evokes an emotion from me? I’m supposed to say I’m angry, I’m heartbroken, or something but it actually happened to me yesterday…I felt nothing! I led our corporate prayer last night trying to manage my way through it. But I went to bed last night concerned about my heart. Was I desensitized to the point of growing cold? As one who is in touch with my emotions this is scary. I woke up early this morning to spend time in the word and then in our corporate morning prayer. Some time after prayer I was here on Instagram and then it happened. Seeing all the posts I began weeping. Not for a moment but for 2 hours. I couldn’t stop. I’m sure at some point I’ll have something to say because I have people that I’m responsible for and I need to say something to them. But at the moment I don’t have anything to say, even though it doesn’t feel good I’m at least grateful that I can still feel…

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Yesterday…watching the video of George Floyd’s senseless murder, about took the wind out of me. I hate reacting (giving full vent to my first emotional impulse)…and would rather respond after a moment to process (cause most people wouldn’t be able to handle the former). – But y’all…. this here is beyond frustrating, excruciating…and the sad thing is, it is prone to continue… unless WE do something about it. – It is not enough for me tell my sons, encourage my brothers to “just do the right things, and you’ll have the right outcome” …it doesn’t work anymore …especially if you’re a black male in America. But I’m committed to right for the sake of the kingdom! – We have seen/heard black men shot to death while sleeping in their beds, sitting in their cars, reaching for their licenses, out for a jog, going to the store, standing outside of a store, with hands up, (not to mention being threatened by false accusations , my own son had the cops called on him for picking up his brother from a friends house in a white neighborhood…and now another black man named George who is “innocent until proven guilty” is dragged from his car, hand cuffed, forced face down on the ground as officer Derek applied the full weight of his knee to the back of George’s neck until he killed him! – George didn’t resist, but kept crying out, “I CANT BREATHE…!!!” The officers sworn to protect and serve, betrayed their badges, their oaths and us. They responded in pure evil! – As a black woman, with black children my question is, what are WE going to do? – I’m taking it personally! What you condone HAPPENING to this man, you would condone happening to my sons, my brothers…daughter, mother, sisters and me! I know that I have a lot of really good followers, sisters, brothers and friends that are white! I have heard from a lot of you! Your support means so much to me… to us! But let’s keep it moving to completion! Your voice and outrage against such evil are needed! Let’s all Take a stand by calling Please Call D.A. Freeman 612-348-5550 Mayor Jordan Frey 612-673-2100 To let your voice be heard in favor of prosecuting these crimes. Micah 6:8 #WeRespectYou #icantbreathe

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Let’s keep it real.

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Let’s keep it real.

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Repost: @samlgrosso #georgefloyd

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My prayer is with my friend @cecewinans and our world. #GeorgeFloyd #Justice #InJesusName

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Our hearts grieve for the family of George Floyd. We pray that justice is served expeditiously. #justiceforgeorgefloyd

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