This case is baffling. A man is attacked in the streets and defends himself, and the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, and that insane man named Al Sharpton all feel obliged to stick their dirty hands into the trial. And when the verdict (which was just) is not what they wanted it to be, they begin stirring up these imaginary racial tensions. I’m forced to ask the question, why? What motivates Barack Obama to say that Trayvon Martin would look like his son? What motives Eric Holder to go around to the NAACP and gather up the posse to go on this ridiculous witch-hunt? I’m not even going to bother with Al Sharpton’s motivation: we all know he’s a racist. Most importantly, how should Christians think and respond to this inane attack against this one man?
First, let’s talk about the motivation. The clear motivation that I can see from the Obama administration is distraction; they’ve been under a lot of heat lately. We have a myriad of scandals coming to the surface (and they’re still surfacing), including: the NSA, Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, the DOJ tapping and censoring the press, and now we have the Department of Housing and Urban Development (an idiotic department to have) mapping communities based on race to establish whose housing is fair and whose isn’t (yes, that actually is real: read about it here) So, Obama wants to get back in the good graces of the people (as if he could, but whatever); so, he distracts them with this stupid race-baiting crap. But, I think, it’s even more sinister than that. All of these above scandals have something in common: they’re attacks on the Constitution. Obama doesn’t want you to focus on his destruction of the American way of life, and the only document protecting us from tyranny; he wants you to focus on a silly case that he pretends is about race, as if we’re back in the 1950s. That’s right. Obama is a demagogue who is manipulating you, stirring up racial tension, all to protect his illegal reign. Oh, and Mr. NSA agent, if you’re reading this, please visit me at 7363 Egypt Lane, 40219. Go ahead. CNN had no problem with putting Mr. Zimmerman’s Social Security number on TV, and nobody cares about all the thugs on Twitter posting Zimmerman’s address, so there’s mine. Now, seriously. This case represents a huge, grievous, and quite terrifying assault on justice. Not only the justice system, but justice herself; and it is from this perspective, I think, that Christians have the most to say.
Let’s look at Proverbs 17:15 (ESV) – “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.” Immediately, a legal situation comes to mind: justifying, condemning, wicked, righteous, all of these words are legal (or forensic) terms. So, the point here is a perversion of justice has taken place. The wicked have been declared legally (justified) righteous, while the righteous have been been declared legally (condemned) wicked. This is a perversion of justice, and that is an abomination to the Lord, because the Lord Himself is just and He loves justice. Now, apply this text to our particular situation, and we’ll see exactly what Christian’s have to say about the strange case of Mr. George Zimmerman. Mr. Zimmerman was declared legally innocent of the murder of Trayvon Martin by a jury of his peers. Now, the Obama administration (and Al Sharpton) are condemning Mr. Zimmerman as a murderer. Do you seen their perversion of justice? They condemn the one who has been legally declared innocent. And that perversion is an abomination to the Lord.