GodSaysAllLivesMatter.com was founded in 2020 in response to the assassination of 24 year old Jessica Doty Whitaker walking with her fiance on the canal walkway in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday July 5, 2020.
Jessica and her fiance Jose and two friends including Jessie's friend who was of mixed race both Black and White were enjoying the Independence Day Weekend strolling along the canal and was met with a group of young Black folks pushing a stroller with a young child. They said Black Lives Matter and Jess said in return All Lives Matter...the group pulled a gun on Jessica and her group, Jose had his pistol for safety and the standoff ended with both groups putting away their handguns and walked away...or so Jessica and Jose thought.
As both Jess and Jose and another couple were enjoying the walk on the canal path they walked under the St. Clair Street bridge. As they were heading south on the Canal walk, they stopped to look at the fountain in the middle of the canal. As Jose held his future bride, a shot rang out from atop the bridge Jessica was struck in the head. Jose pulled his weapon and fired in the direction of the assassin but a car was waiting for the murderer and they fled into the night. Jessica was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to the mortal head wound. Jessica Doty Whitaker (1996-2020)was assassinated for saying ALL Lives Matter.
“But unarmed righteousness fostered by love can overcome weapons and power, as demonstrated by the miraculous triumph of Jesus over Caesar, or Gandhi’s and Martin Luther King’s victories through nonviolent resistance. Jesus is a model of martyrdom because He withstood the temptations of power, wealth, and glamour, and remained steadfast even when threatened with crucifixion. Most important of all, Jesus exemplified opposition without hatred or the desire for retaliation; His heart was filled with boundless love and forgiveness. Completely eschewing violence, He epitomized passive resistance, serenely defiant even as He meekly carried His own cross. No matter how profane and pragmatic our world is, we will have passion, miracles, and beauty as long as we have the example of Jesus Christ.”
~ Liu Xiaobo, human rights activist, philosopher and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who called for political reforms and was involved in campaigns to end communist one-party rule in China. He was incarcerated as a political prisoner in Jinzhou, Liaoning and died a prisoner at the age of 61 in 2017.
God Says All Lives Matter.com intends to become a global organization whose mission is to eradicate racial, economic and political division and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on any group in a systematic way. Such as the torture and killing of Christians, Buddhists, Taoists and Muslims in Communist China, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Venezuela and Cuba.
By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for people's imagination and innovation, and centering peace and love, we are loving communities of people by loving individual people of all races, faiths and no faith, sexual orientations, et al. first.
"For I can assure you that we love our country, not for what it was, though it has always been great -- not for what it is, though of this we are deeply proud -- but for what it someday can, and, through the efforts of us all, someday will be." --"Address at a Luncheon Meeting of the National Industrial Conference Board (33)," February 13, 1961, Public Papers of the Presidents: John F. Kennedy, 1961.
We are expansive. We are an organization of peacemakers and lovers of God's creation who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement to bring peace and love to each individual and every community of individuals . We also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the way, we must move beyond our borders...there are no walls, we are all neighbors with our own amazing individual cultures and joyful celebrations of this life.
We must ensure we are building a movement that brings all of us to unity in our shared humanity.
We affirm the lives of ALL people, because we are ALL God's children. All are welcome.. queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, women, and all lives along the gender spectrum. people of all faiths Jews, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Mormons, et al and all political persuasions Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarians, Greens, Unaffiliated et al.
“ I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
GodSaysAllLivesMatter.com centers those who have been marginalized within society especially the Middle Class and Working Poor in America.
" We can do well in this country. We will have difficult times; we've had difficult times in the past; we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; it is not the end of disorder. But the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings who abide in our land." ~ Democratic Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy on the night of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1968 Indianapolis, Indiana
We are working for a world where lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise as they are in the Concentration Camps, torture chambers and killing fields of Communist China, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Cuba, Venezuela and those other nation states and organized armed militias that destroy the hope of freedom for individuals.
We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly Marxist oppression.
Motto: "Firmum est Cor Meum"...Latin for "Our Hearts are Stedfast."