During these days of COVID-19, when many churches remain closed by government mandates to keep the virus from spreading, a new religion has arisen in the country…and it’s all based on a myth.
Citizens Free Press posted a video where you can see worshipers of the “Church of the Woke” participating in an outdoor religious service in Portland, Oregon. This consists of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of souls, shining their lights and chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot me.” And they certainly do not appear to be practicing social distancing.
In 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. The myth says that he was walking away from the police officer, and saying, “Hands up, don’t shoot” when the officer shot him in the back.
The Obama administration’s investigation, however, found instead that Brown had raced toward the police officer and reached into his car in an effort to grab his gun. The officer shot Brown to stop him.
On March 17, 2015, after the Department of Justice released its findings on the Michael Brown shooting, Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post posted this video commentary, saying that the “hands up, don’t shoot” line turns out to be a “false narrative.”
Capehart says the “hands up, don’t shoot” line — although in actuality, false —resonated because of the perceived reality of police brutality against unarmed Black men and boys.
Says Capehart: “It’s imperative we continue marching for, and giving voice to, those of us killed at the hands of police and others. But we must never allow ourselves to march under the banner of a false narrative on behalf of someone who would otherwise offend our sense of right and wrong.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jerry Newcombe