Dear Colleagues in Ministry,
Many of you are aware that I have been a public presence at the recent events in Sanford surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin. What you may not know is my motivation in being there. I did not go to Sanford to make a political statement, but a pastoral one: that was Canon Nelson Pinder’s observation and it is accurate.
I went to Sanford with the enthusiastic support of Fr. Rory Harris, Rector of Holy Cross, because I wanted to pastorally stand with a community of people, specifically the African American community of Sanford, who were deeply concerned that they were not being treated fairly by local law enforcement.