A Bigot in Ferguson

“We’ve got something in this territory known as the Missouri boat ride.” Josey Wales

Josey WalesFerguson is big, really big. The loss of a young man’s life is tragic and the feud-frilled destruction of property abhorring (now taking stage nationally). I think though that there is something much deeper going on, interrogating, “What brings us to the place where a people are willing to burn their own city?”

That ‘bigot of ask me’ has as usual submitted a proposal worth considering, Dear Ferguson Protestor, seeking a root cause for the violence and destruction, lending it back to something much more basic than the scapegoat ‘racism.’ Hers is a heartfelt plea to reexamine the importance of a stabile home where children are raised by both a mother and a father.

Askme‘ admittedly informs, “You have suffered a grave, systemic, institutionalized injustice,” but then cautions, “It’s not The Man and it’s not racism. I do not deny the existence of racism but the color of your skin is not at the heart of this matter. The problem is more powerful and profoundly wounding to your souls.”

“You are suffering the outcome of the disappearance of committed fathers in your community.”

To these who protest, she advises, “Desperate to blame someone?  Don’t blame “’the system.’”

  • Blame your father who should have loved you and your mother enough to stick around.
  • Blame those who teach and promote sex-without-consequences.
  • Blame the sexual revolution which divorced commitment from sex.
  • Blame any form of feminism that suggests men are unnecessary or disposable.

This author’s relational association of a dad-less young man’s interpretation of the authority of the law is epic.

I hope that many will read this article (linked above), and seriously consider the consequences of a careless society that shuns the importance of family in favor of blaming anyone and anything else.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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13 Responses to A Bigot in Ferguson

  1. Thank you for inspiring some truth this ongoing dialogue that seems to stick around. I agree that the root problem is not racism. However, I disagree that a contributing factor it’s an absent father. Mr. Brown’s father was very active in his life. Moreover even if his dad is absent, that is it’s still a stretch. In African American inner city communities still have a sense of “family” if you will. It’s misguided and corrupt but there is family.
    The root cause of this situation is and always will be the depravity of man. Ferguson would have had a whole different outcome if the victim and the officer were regenerated individuals. It is written:”The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy”. This was the devil’s handy-work. He is a tyrant and a destroys those that are his. Then he sent the prime demon (Al Sharpton and his goons) to add fuel to the fire.What most do not know is that Al Sharpton is a paid “contractor” to incite riots and inject the problem of racism to every hostile situation (do the research), every time he shows up…things get worse. The people that burned and looted were not people of that community, they came with him. Now the Federal government is going to find a way to use this situation as a means to justify their increasing interference with local jurisdiction. Thanks for sharing.

    • mtsweat says:

      Thanks for the very informative response. You make some very valid points. Especially in relation to those who govern and their ability to interfere. You are also correct in assessing the great need; the Gospel. We appreciate your words of wisdom here, keep on sharing truth our good friend. Blessings.

  2. isaiah43123 says:

    In this case, I am left with the impression that in spite of of the grand jury decision the riots, lawlessness, and complete disregard for the welfare of oneself and community was inevitable, an attitude I cannot fully understand. However, in my search to get a better grasp of the mob mentality and why they riot, I realize a spiritual cancer is the main problem here. The rest of the nation can watch in sadness as the people of Ferguson allow this malignancy to destroy them. But, all is not lost; bathing them in prayer can bring about the cure.
    Keep the Faith!

    • mtsweat says:

      Yes, (hmmm 🙂 ), you are very correct… and I also cannot seem to get a handle on this activity by a community who claims they care for the loss of a young man by endangering lives and causing misery to the many lives of other innocent people. It probably should convict us how few prayers might have been offered up for everyone affected in this fiasco. Great to hear from you good friend and may you be blessed today with every blessing we have in Christ Jesus.

  3. Askme says:

    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I disagree. As much as this is another valid problem, this root issue is spiritual and not physical. My own intuition has been that the Church in Ferguson needs to now more than ever subject to, and be supportive of, their police force. Humility is the answer, not blaming. When the powers of darkness see the manifest wisdom of God being worked through a people willing to submit to the enemy in love and servanthood, their manipulation an influence will be broken. Of course, that would require that the Church is free from their influence and manipulation, and not in the same mindset and bondage as the rest of Ferguson.

    • mtsweat says:

      Disagreeing is certainly okay, and welcomed. Still, I wonder do we simply bail out on trying to commute truth to the many who do not recognize that God designed the family? The statistics are overwhelmingly in support of where a father is absent, crime rates soar, prisons populate, and an attitude of “you owe me” overtakes every society.

      By all means, prayer is our first and greatest means of intervention, but we must also engage with truth if we are going to ever turn this debacle around. I am reminded that humility is not thinking less of oneself, but merely thinking of one’s self less. The King will certainly want us to declare the truths of His Kingdom. In His Kingdom, where His servants and children serve by His ruling, He has established a perfect relational community, and we need to be inviting others to come enter this place of joy, peace, and contentment. In His Kingdom, a father loves his spouse and children. In His Kingdom, a father rears up his offspring to respect authority, and that, is exactly what is missing from this story in Ferguson and all around our nation.

      Thanks for the thoughts good friend and many blessings to you today.

  5. NEO says:

    I think we would find that while your root causes are valid enough, and something we must work on. I think we will find that most of the violence and destruction caused by outside, organized interests, who make their living this way.

    • mtsweat says:

      Very astute, Neo. Interestingly, my original wording included reference to just that, but became too long and I think distracted from the original author’s points, so I sidelined those comments for another day. You are very right though. There is an agenda to stir this stuff.

      • NEO says:

        Thanks, Mike. I think we’ll find it imperative to kill those organizations though.

        • mtsweat says:

          That may prove to be a very difficult task. Social media has made the minds of the masses readily accessible. A healthy fatherly influence could play a significant role in that arena also maybe? On a high note, with a touch of sadness (Jess), I hear the Tower will soon be public again?

          • NEO says:

            True all that. And Jess recovers slowly (much more than we would prefer) And yes, we hope to be public again in the new year.

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