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It Was “God’s Plan” for Trayvon Martin to Die, Says Zimmerman

It Was “God’s Plan” for Trayvon Martin to Die, Says Zimmerman

George Zimmerman, the man charged with shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in February, has chalked up Martin’s death to being part of “God’s plan,” reports DCist. In his interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, Zimmerman, who is currently free on a $1 million bond, disavowed himself of responsibility for the killing.

“I feel like it was all God’s plan,” said Zimmerman, adding, “And for me to second guess it or to judge it…” before trailing off and shaking his head.

Ah, the God defense. And with that, Zimmerman joins a long list of dubious characters who have justified horrible acts with “God’s will.” He hides behind the notion that everything happens for a reason – God’s reason – and that he deserves no culpability for that reason. Alas, it may also be God’s plan for Zimmerman to spend a long time in jail if he is convicted of second-degree murder.

For the record, Zimmerman was raised a Catholic, even serving as an alter boy. Generally, Catholic churches preach free will over predestination and an acknowledgment of sins before forgiveness.

Despite his initial stance of no regrets, by the end of the interview, Zimmerman did acknowledge some misgivings. “I do wish that there was something, anything that I could have done that wouldn’t have put me in the position where I had to take his life.” Perhaps something like not pursuing a scared teenager with a gun?

About that — according to the latest version of his story, Zimmerman insists that he did not continue to follow Martin after the 911 operator told him to stop. She had asked him for an address of his whereabouts, and Zimmerman claims he remained mobile while trying to find a definitive street number in order to pass along accurate information.

So when Zimmerman later admits he was still following Martin? “I meant that I was going in the same direction as him. I didn’t mean that I was actually pursuing him,” said Zimmerman. It was a coincidence that he was traveling a few paces behind Martin while trying to locate a concrete address, you see.

At one point in the interview, Zimmerman did extend an apology to Martin’s mother and father. “I am sorry that they buried their child,” Zimmerman said. “I can’t imagine what it must feel like, and I pray for them daily.”

After the interview aired, Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, issued the following statement: “We must worship a different God because there is no way that my God would have wanted George Zimmerman to kill my teenage son.”

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Photo Credit: Screen cap from Hannity

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7:20PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

Yodie F, your gut tells you right, right down to the rotten apple core. Some people do get away with murder and it is not any plan other than the murderer involved.

4:37PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Everything DOES happens for a reason... I am sure that all of you at one point in your life when through something awful and would say, Oh God, why Me? as if God had something to do with it. Oh but that phrase is okay. Oh...but to say Everything happens for a reason, well lets put that on trial. I think but I don't know, as no one knows, what he really was meaning when he made that statement. But Oh Yea, we are going to all be screaming and protesting on that statement. LoL

8:05AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Give me a break!

3:10AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

What god would allow you to live george and martyn to die?

1:23PM PDT on Jul 13, 2013


12:17AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

Is this guy related to "Son of Sam"?

10:59PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

God's plan? So any human can kill someone and say it was God's plan? Burn Zimmerman at the cross!

5:33AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

So murdering an innocent and above all unarmed person is "God's Will" nowadays?!
That should then involve every murderer, so why persuing them; and what about other crimes, are they "God's Will" too?

1:42PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

So, in killing Trayvon he was carrying out "God's plan?" sounds premeditated to me! Change the charge to murder in the first degree!

11:24PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

It is god's will that we recognize the darkness, the self -righteous lies, the low level of ethics, awareness that Zimmerman, the murderer of an innocent teen, embraces.

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