May 30, 2020
The New Covenant Church of God in Christ denounces the outright murder of George Floyd and the continued deadly violence and acts of brutality against people of color by law enforcement. This horrendous act of violence reveals deep racial injustices that continue to be present throughout our very city of Minneapolis.
Once again we were required to hear another Black man repeat to a police officer that "I can't breathe." Shortly thereafter Mr Floyd's life was prematurely snatched away. We were forced to watch the murder of a father, son, brother, and friend. We were forced to watch the very life of yet another Black man taken away at the hands of law enforcement who were more concerned about exerting their power rather than the life of Mr. Floyd. No one deserves to die the way George Floyd did.
We offer our sincere condolences, prayers, and support to the family of George Floyd. We pray that God will strengthen, comfort, and grant grace during this difficult season. We turn our eyes to the scriptures and words of the prophet Micah to further comfort us in these troubled times: "He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8)
Pastor Demetrius A. Chester
Youth Development & Outreach Pastor
New Covenant Church of God in Christ