Two Perspectives On Murder

Young female activists protesting against something

There’s been a huge debate over abortion, on the rights of women to make choices with their bodies and the opposing views on ending pregnancies regardless of the reason. But to many abortions cannot be debated without considering the unjust killings of African Americans. The intent on protecting women’s constitutional rights to terminate their pregnancies is seen as a contraction for what the Bible says. Discussions about the abortion debate is a very controversial subject. Given the sensitives associated with this subject this post is not to convince you of a particular position. But instead, to help you see the bias in the matter.

Before my fellow Christians in the faith come for me to stone me, yes I know the scripture says “thou shall not kill” but it also says, “love your neighbor as yourself” so having said that, my question I would like to pose is, should the same amount of passion against abortion also be exhibited when it comes to innocent people of color being unjustly murdered by law enforcement? Yes, they are people of color that have broken the law and rightfully so they must answer for what they have done. But I’m talking about those who are innocent, YES BELIEVE IT OR NOT THESE PEOPLE DO EXIST. Who marches for them? Who vindicates for them? Who is their voice? Why is it that many would say that abortion is murder because a life was taken, but when a convicted murderer is sentenced to death, wouldn’t that be considered murder? Many would say that no its not murder for the criminal because of his crime, but then some would argue that abortion is not murder because of the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy i.e. rape, incest or medial issues that are detrimental to the mother.  Those who are the most vocal about abortion are mostly my European brothers and sisters, and yet many of them seem oblivious and aloof about the unjust killings of African Americans, but will be quick to hop on a plane and fly to Africa for a mission’s trip. Am I saying that’s wrong? Absolutely not! Some have good intent when they go and some do not.  

My argument here is, let’s be vehemently opposed to the unjust killings of people of color like we are about abortion. It’s sad that so many Believers feel that we shouldn’t see color or address racial issues in our churches and in society, but will be quick to tell you that the blonde hair, blue eyed portrait that’s seen in most churches, homes and Bibles worldwide is “Jesus.” When you are the majority race then I can understand why you would feel that “color” is an irrelevant issue. But if John 3:16 is true (and it is) then God is calling His church to make sure that along with gathering for spiritual purposes we also gather to combat social injustices. We see Jesus stepping over ethnic lines on multiple occasions; one of the most noted is the woman at the well in John chapter 4. We also see it when Jesus healed the Syrophoenician woman’s daughter from demonic possession in Matthew 15. Thus, as Believers we should have a voice against what we believe is wrong and intolerable in our society, but along with that let’s make sure that the unjust killings of African Americans have the same level of sensitivity focus and indignation as an unborn fetus in a mother’s womb.

Published by: Kim Petitt

As a person living with a disability challenge is part of my life. I struggled with my identity and I recognize that I still have insecurities to face, but that doesn't mean I can't walk in everything God has purposed me to walk in despite my insecurities. Because of the nature of my condition and physical disability, God's grace is evident in my life everyday and I find strength in the word of God that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me power". (CJB).

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24 thoughts on “Two Perspectives On Murder”

  1. I understand your points completely. I hear you. I agree with you. Animals are often given more consideration than the unjust acts.
    I applaud and I am proud of you for taking on this issue.

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    1. That’s another good example, many are animal rights sympathizers but where’s that sympathy when African Americans are gunned down unjustly like animals.

      Thank you for stopping by to comment.

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  2. Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! I don’t live in USA but I follow quite a few spiritual leaders who live there and I must say, I feel chills through my spine every time I see silence given by some of the white church leaders whenever there is a killing of black people but then they are all over the case against abortion. It puts a bitter taste in my mouth. Like you rightly said, a life is a life whether young or old. We just can’t spread the “let’s move on” blanket over this issue which seems to be causing a huge division in the church. I watched a recent interview between TBN, Kirk Franklin and Dr. Tony Evans and I felt his pain. I think you should watch it on YouTube

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    1. Thank you Efua for stopping by to comment. Not too many responding on this topic. *crickets.* When I shared my post entitled “Coronavirus & The Church” people were quick to comment, however, this particular topic doesn’t invoke many to respond “sighs.” Do you have a link for the Kirk Franklin & Dr. Tony video? I love to take a look at it, thanks.

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  3. No sin is greater than the next one (basically you can’t say one is OK, but then accuse the other). Good for you to have the courage to step out and write this post. This topic is mostly swapped under the rug not to ruffle any feathers. Keep walking in your purpose and speaking the truth.

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  4. Yesterday I was walking after work and there were two young black guys in front of me, around my daughters age, 22-23. There were 2 cop cars on the side of the road with four cops standing there. I saw the two guys look at the cops, exchange looks and kind of smile and shake their heads and then turn and cut across the grass to go another way.

    It was sad to me because in my heart, I felt they did this because of fear of the police harassing or killing them. It’s sad that as two young black men who were doing nothing but walking down the street, they felt the need to avoid the cops. 💔💔

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic Kim.

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    1. It makes me sad. The guys probably thought, if we even sneeze wrong the cops are going to pull out their guns and try to do something. This is the unfortunate reality that we as African Americans have to live with. Thanks for contributing to this post.

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      1. Dawn if you’re not busy tonight I’d like to invite you to our Bible Study @ 9 pm (Central Time) You can:

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        I believe you’ll really be blessed!

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      2. I really enjoyed the video! It was so informative. Your pastor is a great teacher. I learned some new things. Thanks for sharing!

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      3. I’m so glad that you were blessed, thank you so much for taking the time to tune in. Dr. Carson, is on Monday-Friday @ Noon, this Friday is going to be a special guest, Bishop Liston Paige. Also, you can catch the Bible Study Saturday @ 9 pm (Central Time).

        Please feel free to join us anytime, if you happen to miss it the videos are recorded and you can go back and view them.

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      4. Ok thanks! I will check out some of the videos. I enjoy listening to teachings as I work. I sent this one to my mom also. She said, “send that to me, it sounds like some good teaching.” Lol. Thanks again!

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