Christian fanatics have been trying to justify Michael Brown’s shooting, saying God punishes those who defy his truths by visiting upon them dire consequences. Legal analyst Sunny Hostin recently said Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s testimony about Michael Brown’s shooting was rather fanciful.
“When I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan,” Officer Wilson told a grand jury. “That’s just how big he felt and how small I felt just from grasping his arm.”
Wilson had also claimed in the same testimony that Brown looked like a demon because he was so angry.
While reporting on CNN, Hostin said St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch asked Wilson softball questions and treated him with kid gloves with regards to his testimony, as noted by Raw Story.
According to Hostin, Wilson did not have to give a statement to the Ferguson Police Department immediately, giving him ample opportunity to think about his testimony. None of the witnesses agreed that the officer had asked Brown to lay down on the ground twice. In addition, American Family
Association news director Fred Jackson said Brown deserved to die for apparently assaulting Wilson and stealing cigars. According to Right Wing Watch, Jackson made these comments on the radio show “Sandy Rios in the Morning”.
“We have to get back to the reality; there are moral truths, and when people break those moral truths and decide to violate them, there are consequences,” said Jackson. “On that day, August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael Brown went into that convenience store and stole that box of cigars, he was making a moral decision. ... He went on to assault police officer Darren Wilson. He believed, Michael Brown, apparently, that he was allowed to do that. It is that mentality of entitlement, that mentality that says, ‘You have your truth; I have mine,’ that I believe is at the core of this.”
Jackson also said Brown disobeyed God’s truths, which is why God punished him with dire consequences. He did not forget to mention that Brown’s death was the result of a broken family and the absence of a father figure.
“What we’ve been talking about this morning, the existence of absolute truth, and that is what’s under attack today," stated Jackson. “Absolute truth is defined by scripture, the Bible, God’s word, that’s how it’s defined, and when you violate that, there are consequences. Now you may get away with it for a while, for a period, but God says there will be consequences. … Both our callers, I think, addressing the crux of the problem here this morning is the family, is the breakdown of the family. When you do not have a dad figure around, there is not someone there in authority to demonstrate there are consequences to violating the rules. If you don’t have that presence in the family, you’re going to have problems.”
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