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Johnson Chapel Community Church hosts Prayer Vigil and Rally in memory of Trayvon Martin

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Dallas South News Wire

On Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7p-8p, in DeSoto, Texas,  Johnson Chapel Community Church Senior Pastor, Dr. Marcus D. King will lead the community in a Prayer Vigil and Rally in memory of Trayvon Martin.

There will also be an open dialogue and forum 8p-9p at the church with community leaders and public officials about the Texas Castle Law, which is similar to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law.” as well as dialogue about Voter ID Law and a Voter’s Registration Campaign.  The prayer vigil and rally is the church and community’s demonstration of continued support for the family of Trayvon Martin.

Since the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old in Sanford, FL,  the shooter and murderer, George Zimmeran a self-appointed neighborhood watch leader, has not been arrested or charges filed against him due to Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.

The killing of Trayvon with no arrest or charges being filed has outraged the community across the nation.  Many have expressed their frustration over the disregard for justice.  Some youth have voiced their anger over being profiled by their skin and their clothes, which make them, feel consistently on the defense when they are out in the public.

“The Trayvon Martin issue is one we must do more than just ride the wave. It is my prayer that the line of communication continues to grow as it pertains to race relations, unethical laws, and the other Trayvon like issues we face daily in this country and in our local communities,” says Pastor King.  ”In the case of Trayvon Martin, justice must prevail. Until then, I pray that all Americans from every culture rally for justice until justice is served!  We need to continue to do our part in North Texas and rally until change takes place.  I am Trayvon Martin,” King says.

The church and community will come together from DeSoto, Duncanville, Cedar Hill, Lancaster and Dallas to join and make a statement that gross neglect and disregard for the life of our youth will not be tolerated.  The church will also work closely with law makers and agencies to ensure there is more community awareness about the impact of the Castle Law as well as the newly developed Voter ID law, which was recently blocked by the Obama administration.

Johnson Chapel Community Church has been in the DeSoto community for 5 years.  The church under the leadership of Dr. Marcus D. King is committed to helping individuals develop healthy relationships with Christ, themselves, and their God-assigned communities via relevant and modern methods of outreach as Christ is expressed through culture to impact and empower local and global communities.

Johnson Chapel Community Church is located at 1400 N. Hampton Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115 | 972-224-9940.

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