The Twin City Ministerial Alliance statement about George Perry Floyd Jr
By: Twin Cities Ministerial Alliance of Texarkana
death, it is impossible not to feel grief for his family—and anger, revulsion, and frustration that his death is the latest in a long line of tragedy and injustice. It is a painful reminder that a person's race still determines how they will be treated in nearly every aspect of American life. No one deserves to die the way George Floyd did.
"We believe that each individual, regardless of race, color, gender, or creed, should have equality, which includes fair treatment from law enforcement officials, access to quality education, and equitable employment opportunities.
"We urge our member organizations to continue to strengthen programs which promote racial understanding and harmony. Hebrews 12:14 should guide the actions of all people. We encourage each leader of the Twin City Ministerial Alliance along with our community partners to humbly examine his or her personal attitudes and actions toward others, as a first step in achieving the Christian goal of unity in our communities.
We denounce any form of racial and ethnic indifference, exclusion, or oppression as a grave sin against God and our fellow human beings. We condemn expressions of disagreement through forms of racism and discrimination in the United States of America and the Texarkana USA Region. We seek to confront this issue through repentance,
reconciliation, being led by biblical justice and collaboration.
We call for everyone to repent of every behavior in which we have been overtly or covertly complicit with the sin of racism and indifference, both past and present; and in confession we seek forgiveness and reconciliation among all God's people.
We call upon members of our community, and institutional leaders to identify and remove acts of systemic barriers built through racism and discrimination.
TCMA President Bishop T.L. Taylor states that the history of racial injustice has led us to this historical uprising. In the days since George Floyd's death, it is impossible not to feel grief for his family, and anger and frustration that his death is the latest in a long line of tragedies and injustices, and a painful reminder that a person's race still determines how they may be treated in nearly every aspect of American life. We can do better and will do better if we are willing to work together as brothers and sisters.
The Twin City Ministerial Alliance organization is located in Texarkana USA and was formed to provide a collective voice for the Texarkana Community.
Johnny Riley, Jr.