The End Stand Your Ground movement is not about Trayvon Martin or the Zimmerman trial. It’s about standing up against a law that could jeopardize safety, and Martin has become a poster child for the cause. Yet, an eccentric minister has delivered a testimony for the ages about Martin, who was not an angel or saint.
In a video, Rev. James David Manning paints a dark side of Martin, even darker than the most sour picture some may have of a thug teen calling Zimmerman a ‘creepy ass cracker’.
Manning himself is no angel, having spent 3 1/2 years in jail (when he became a Christian) for burglary, robbery, larceny, criminal possession of a weapon, and other charges before his release in 1978. He started the ATLAH (All The Land Anointed Holy) Worldwide Missionary Church in Harlem in 1981. His 150 or so members support his unorthodox causes, whether it’s calling for a boycott of Harlem businesses or posting anti-Obama videos on youtube.
In the anti-Trayvon video, he rails about the youth’s past troubles while criticizing each of the parents, claiming among other things, that Sybrina Fulton just wants money & glamour, that women who know Sybrina are snickering in the background at a false parental persona; he shouts that an out of control Trayvon was just like Tracy, who he describes as a freeloading father living in sin that the boy was sent to live with.
Disturbingly, Rev. Manning draws a chilling analogy, claiming that all Zimmerman did was “stone” Trayvon Martin, as a sinner is prescibed in Deuteronomy 21:18-21 to be brought to the outskirts of a city and stoned.
In contrast, Manning calms down and gives an unusually peculiar, biased first-person view of the Zimmerman family backgrond, with some candid info I never knew. We may not know this nut’s stand on SYG (and honestly we shouldn’t even care), but we do know his stand on The Martin & Fulton families.
What do you think about the video, the accusations, or Rev. Manning? Let us know in the comments.
- Trayvon Martin: No innocent adolescent child as portrayed by the corrupted mainstream media (moralmatters.org)
- Obama opens up about race, Trayvon Martin trial (miamiherald.com)
- Trayvon Martin’s Parents are Still Co-Parenting – Through Death and Zimmerman’s Trial (theindustrycosign.wordpress.com)