By Corry Robinson
February 26, 2012 in Sanford , Florida, an African American teenager- Trayvon Martin- was shot and killed while walking through a predominantly White neighborhood at night on his return from a convenience store. Martin was unarmed and defenseless, having only a bag of skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea in his possession. The shooter, George Zimmerman, a self-avowed neighborhood watchman with an apparent history of profiling blacks in similar situations, has been neither detained nor charged in his involvement in this shooting. This tragic situation has triggered a myriad of responses; not only in the local Central Florida area, but nationwide as well. Over 1 thousand gathered in the name of justice to protest against the injustice of this situation. There has been an influx of various leaders into Central Florida from the African American Community, including Rev. Al Sharpton, who has for decades been revered by many as the leading black activist for civil rights.
Looking across the vast span of media coverage, it’s becoming increasingly evident that blacks are as passionate about ‘justice’ today as we were 50 years ago during the Civil Rights Era. Young adults are mobilizing and taking it to the streets by the hundreds to lift their voices on behalf of voiceless Trayvon Martin, one who had no way of defending himself.
This current situation raises many questions in my own heart for my fellow black Americans. Particularly, ‘Where are the unified protests of blacks against the holocaust of abortion in our nation?’ In the 54 million reported abortions in America since 1973, a staggering 38 million are innocent African American babies! In a wide sense, Trayvon’s tragedy is not much different than the tragedy of abortion in that he was helpless to defend himself. Many in the black community are of the persuasion that abortion is merely a political issue of certain “rights.” My response is -it was Zimmerman’s “right” to carry a gun and it was his “right” to use “self defense”, right? At what point do we differentiate our employment of rule of law between the two situations?
Some are saying, “Well…Trayvon’s murder was racially motivated!” This may very well have been the case…but so was the institution and practice of abortion in America-and history proves this without question. Others have said, “Zimmerman pursued Trayvon without a cause.” Such was, and still is, the case of the abortion industry. Abortionists and Eugenicists have actively pursued African Americans for almost a century. Please understand that the very fact of Planned Parenthood’s presence being primarily in black/minority communities (78% to be exact) is basic marketing strategy-Their target market is the African American/minority community! So again, where are the black voices on this issue? We cannot pick and choose when to ‘be righteous’ and when not to be! Either we are righteous people or we aren’t. In my opinion, there is enough evidence in Trayvon’s tragedy to bring charges. But in a greater measure there are heaps and stacks of evidence to charge Planned Parenthood and others in the abortion industry with accessory to 38 million racially motivated murders (just to be clear, I use the term “accessory” because of the cooperative response of participants to abortion. Abortion clinics never act alone).
Friends, abortion is NOT a POLITICAL ISSUE: it’s the ultimate HATE CRIME! When will we begin to look at this for what it really is? We are killing our children under the lie of convenience masquerading as choice! This is not freedom…it’s deception! We’ve been duped by generations of politicians (black AND white) who care more about money and power than life itself!
Let me close with this thought; all life is precious to God. ALL LIFE! Therefore, let us seek justice, true justice (not the AL Sharpton/Jesse Jackson type of justice- GOD’S JUSTICE) in the issue of shedding innocent blood! Let’s seek justice for Trayvon Martin of Sanford, Florida, and the 38 million Trayvons who were murdered in the womb by abortion!
Corry is the founder of FireBrand Worship, a music ministry that emphasizes passionate, wholehearted devotion to Jesus Christ particularly through music. He has been referenced by some as one who ‘releases the trumpet sound of the Lord’ through spontaneous prophetic worship. Corry also founded the Orlando Night Of Worship (Orlando N.O.W.!), which seeks to gather worship leaders, intercessors, singers and musicians in the Central Florida area for monthly 8-hour ‘night watch’ gatherings that focus on cultivating intimate worship and intercession, and to equip individuals through teaching on intimacy with Jesus. Corry has a deep burden to see God raise up Nazarites out of the inner-cities to become burning and shining lamps, who will stand and hear the voice of the Lord, and herald the message of the Coming Bridegroom God.
Corry has served as a worship leader in a local church since 1998. He and his wife Lakisha live in Orlando, Florida.