I heard on the local St. Louis news that this report was incorrect. The officer did have facial injuries, but supposedly not to the extent this article reports. Hopefully we'll hear more facts soon as the Grand Jury has been formed and is investigating the Michael Brown shooting.
The local reports are that the protests were peaceful last night until about midnight (2:45 am). A group of clergy were circled in prayer and a separate group began throwing urine and other objects at police officers. The police spokesmen are saying 90% of the protesters are peaceful, but 10% are agitators and it's hard for them to actually differentiate when the violence starts and arrests are being made. I remember Kent State - today's rowdy group in Ferg should be thanking God that America learned a lesson from that tragedy. Link to video from STL PD: http://www.stltoday.com/news/multimedia/go-behind-the-scenes-with-police-tactical-team-in-ferguson/html_7fb666cb-31bd-5d52-a64c-5ad86a9d685e.html
My father-in-law is retired STL Police Detective, so I am biased against the media and social justice minsters who are portraying the police as crazed racist killers. Also, I spent years on the STL streets protesting prenatal child-killing and never had a run-in with the police. They always treated the pro-lifers with respect. I don't want to see the officer involved in the Brown shooting lynched and I think this is really what some of the outside agitators are calling for. Also, here's a frightening thought - I just read a STL Post Dispatch story that said some of the outsiders coming into the Ferguson area think the "revolution" has started... What "revolution" are they talking about?
Penned has some good points... The youth in Ferguson need hope of a good future. Sadly the mother of Mike Brown spoke much truth when she found out her son had been killed and mournfully exclaimed how hard it had been for her to see to it her son graduated high school. Prayers and ministers of the Gospel are needed for this situation.
I live in the St. Louis Metro area and grew up in North St. Louis County, so perhaps my perspective can help clarify these recent events. The local news reports are not as sensational as the national and while it has been noted that the rioting and violence has been taking place after dark, many citizens of the Ferguson community are volunteering to help clean up and promote harmony. I'm also encouraged this morning by reports that hundreds of local ministers are ministering to the peaceful protesters through prayer and by marching along side them to help keep the peace. Praise God that His people are being raised up to bring glory to His Name during this difficult time. I love my Christian brothers and sisters who are ministering to the lost and hurting in Ferguson and pray the good Lord will bless their efforts and those of the local police force, Mo. Highway Patrol and Mo. National Guard. May He keep them all safe. In Jesus Name, I pray, amen.
Great Message! Amen! I served on a government school board from 1994 - 2000, and while things were not nearly as wicked as they are today, the animosity shown toward me and other Christians by the educators was shocking. Parental rights were laughed at and those who dared to speak out on the ungodly curriculum were demonized. The public schools in America are no place for Christian children to be educated.
Great Sermon! This sermon is like a cool drink of refreshing water for this southern Illinois girl who lives in a spiritually dry and dusty land. It is excellent! I cannot highly recommend it enough!
Okay... Let me get this straight - Homosexuals want others to judge them on who they are and not their sexuality, but what this man did privately with his own money is their business? Hypocrites. Now I need to find a new web browser - any recommendations?
I sincerely hope we will see true repentance from Doug Phillips, but it doesn't sound like he has come to that point yet... I am grieved for his family and the young woman who wasted her youth with this man. I'm also angry on behalf of the sincere Christians who were abused, maligned and slandered by this man. When I look at Doug Phillips, I see a spoiled child who has yet to become a man.
Admittedly, I've not been part of a trendy mega church that's really cool; but just the opposite seems to be true here in southern Illinois... The seniors are perhaps the most faithful in attendance and very much involved.
While I haven't read all of Elisabeth Elliot's books, the ones I have read are very Biblical with godly, Scripture-based teaching for women... She is so conservative that I assumed she was Presbyterian.