Sunday, July 12, 2015

PCG Describing the Late Freddie Gray as a Drug Dealer

On the cover of the July 2015 issue of PCG's Philadelphia Trumpet recruitment magazine there is a cover of a car burning during the tragic riots in Baltimore following Freddie Gray's funeral.

Here is the caption for that photo on the contents page of that issue. 
A car burns in Baltimore on April 27 during riots that broke out after the funeral of a drug dealer who died of injuries inflicted while in police custody.
This man, an American, who is devalued here as just "a drug dealer", had a name: Freddie Gray.

The day he was fatally injured he was not arrested over drugs. The police said he had a switchblade. So dealing in drugs was not an issue on that terrible day that, Freddie Gray, an American, met his terrible and tragic end. It never should have happened.

Why bring up the fact that he had a criminal record in such a clumsy way in a photo caption? 

How contemptuous it is to describe this American man as just "a drug dealer" as though that was all he did.

Freddie Gray was a human being who had family and friends like anyone else. It is very sad that he died that way. It never should have happened.

Where are the editors? Why do they think such a vitriolic photo caption is a good idea? Why did they agree to that photo caption?

The editors of that issue are Gerald Flurry, Stephen Flurry, Joel Hilliker, Brad MacDonald, Dennis Leap, Robert Morley and Jeremiah Jacques.

May the family and friends of Freddie Gray be comforted and supported.

May justice on this matter, the death of Freddie Gray, be served.

May peace and prosperity soon come to Baltimore.

(Also relevant to this topic: PCG's False Prophecy of "Race War".)


  1. PCG leaders should talk -- they are drug dealers.

    It isn't dealing religion as the opiate of the people though, these are the drug dealers of the dangerous psychotropic hallucinogen inducing mind destroying variety.

  2. In all fairness, by their own editorial standards, any time they publish a picture of Herbert Armstrong, they should be compelled to use the descriptive phrase "incestuous false prophet."

    If we are going to know people primarily by their sins or shortcomings, let's keep a level playing field.