Although the case of Maxwell Marion Morton, the Jeannette, Pennsylvania teen who allegedly killed classmate Ryan Mangen and posed for a Snapchat selfie with Mangen’s body will no doubt be the latest opportunity for the gun control nuts to exploit the family of a victim for their cause, a more serious issue needs to be addressed. Guns don’t kill people. Only people who feel that they have no way out or who have deep seated conflicted, underlying mental or emotional issues kill other people.
In a public school environment where prayer and the Christian faith are no longer allowed to scarcely even be mentioned, it should come as no surprise when something very evil takes place.
Maxwell Marion Morton shot his football teammate. No one can be inside the head of Maxwell to know why he did what he did, but it’s a safe bet that if he had a close relationship with Jesus, our Lord and Savior, he most likely would have found a more fruitful way of dealing with whatever it was that caused him to end the life of another human being.
Perhaps this particular story will be downplayed by the liberal national media, because it doesn’t fit the “white perpetrator kills black victim” narrative that is pushed by America’s left-wing race-baiters, for it just so happens that Maxwell Marion Morton is African American.
Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Barack Obama will keep their mouths shut on this one, because it doesn’t fit their agenda of advancing liberal politics through racial divisiveness. The only upside to this is that Morton’s race might possibly keep liberal media from pushing their gun control narrative.
Perhaps the circumstances in this tragic event could lend to a more productive narrative, which is that, our schools desperately need Jesus. Groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes provide a way for kids who do not have a personal relationship with Him to feel His love for the very first time. Perhaps the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and groups like it, along with area churches can help the Jeanette community to heal. Unfortunately, at this time there is not an active local chapter of FCA at Jeanette High School according to FCA board chairman for Western Pennsylvania, Marty Martinosky.
Martinosky has plenty of Christ’s Wisdom to share with young people in the area through the avenue of athletic competition. He has received and shared with others the scripture from the second book of Timothy in God’s Holy Word. The 2nd Chapter in verse five says:
“And also if anyone competes in athletics, he (or she) is not crowned unless he (or she) competes according to the rules”.
It is the prayer of this publication that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be welcomed and endorsed at Jeanette High School in the near future. Whether he or she is an athlete, or has other interests, each and every student at that school needs Jesus.
FCA meetings are typically student led under the steering of men and women like Marty, who are dedicated to following Christ’s direction for their lives. FCA helps plant a seed within the athletic community of a school which often winds up impacting the lives of students who do not participate in athletics as well. Hopefully, school administrators will take notice of what the First Amendment of the American Constitution actually says and welcome the addition of an FCA Chapter in Jeanette High School:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
Typically, liberal government and public school officials ignore the portion of the First Amendment addressing the prohibition of the free exercise thereof to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus of their own free will in a public school setting. It’s time that that changed.
(H/T: Jamie Broadway/ The Real Side)
Editors Note: This article is reprinted from Roby's Right Corner courtesy Shayn Roby
Shayn Roby is a Conservative activist, Professional Educator, Servant of Jesus Christ, Avid football fan, and editor of Roby’s Right Corner blog.
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