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A message to sit with on MLK Day 2016!

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Rest in love Tamir Rice By: Tai Amri Spann Wilson
Published: January 14, 2016 Topics: Black Lives MatterGuest PostsSpiritual FoundationsUndoing racism Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by police on November 23, 2014. This is a sermon I preached on January 3 in Topeka. It was an experience. Let me just say that Kansas is still bleeding. I didn’t expect to be preaching at a church that Westboro Baptist pickets, mostly for their open and affirming status. But it reminded me of the deep wounds around the slavery divide in this state that still linger in ideology. The comment after church by one of the parishioners that my sermon was the most depressing she’d ever heard and that I should have said more good things about cops since there was law enforcement in the congregation made me second guess myself. That was until I realized why I had invited friends and loved ones in the first place. They all looked …