The shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas Police Officers that took place earlier this month sparked outrage all across the country. The Black Lives Matter movement quickly organized protests to protest against police brutality. Actress Meagan Good is speaking out in support of both BLM and police with scripture.
Good joined BLM in protest to Occupy LA City Hall. She posted a long message of her thoughts on Instagram. Good stated, “My Father was LAPD for over 20 yrs, acknowledging the lives of young black men & women being carelessly killed like garbage does not negate the fact that we are devastated by the loss of life of public servants – some whom in fact do actually serve and protect daily.” Good continued, “The ones who risk their lives and the pain of their own families as well. Nor does it negate the fact that we don’t want to see anybody of any gender or nationality lose their life senselessly either!”
Good also explained in her post that saying “Black Lives Matter” is not the same as saying other lives don’t matter. She then goes on to explain the reason the movement is important is to bring to light the injustices the black community has been faced throughout history. Good ended her long post with scripture from James 2:17, “So too, faith by itself, if it is not complemented by action, is dead.”
You can read her full Instagram post below and read more on the story here.