Last year, I uttered the words #BlackLivesMatter in church and what came next took me by surprise… I wrote about it here and here.
Part of the push-back had to do with police officers… an assumption was being made somehow that if black lives matter, police don’t.
For some reason, if bad policing was called out or critiqued, folks assumed what’s being said is that police are evil. This logic just doesn’t add up though. If someone takes a stand against an abusive father, it doesn’t mean they are against fathering. They’re merely against abusive fathering.
I’m certainly not against policing ( I will admit there have been a few times while getting a ticket that I considered being against policing, but I’m over it now). I have friends who are police officers and can honestly say that I am thankful for their work and service.
And while I am not against police officers, I am against 12 year old boys like Tamir Rice being gunned down by a police officers. This is not acceptable. Never. Ever.
But this post today is not about bad policing. Actually, it’s quite the… Read More