Thursday, April 26, 2012Sanford pastors seek unity over Trayvon Martin case
Pastor Derrick Gay delivered the bad news. As the newest member of the Sanford Ministers Fellowship, Gay had been asked to talk with Trayvon Martin’s parents about the pastors’ desire to hold a community-wide memorial service for their son.
“The initial response was no,” Gay told the group of predominantly white pastors, explaining that the Martin family knew that a group of black pastors also was making plans. “They want all pastors to come together. If this area is to be reconciled, it has to be a united effort.”
When asked why the Martin family rejected their overture to begin the healing process in a city sharply divided by race, Gay was blunt to his fellow pastors. Read more…