JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On Sunday the message was to teach young men to stay alive. Now the Rev. John Guns with Save Our Sons says he's shifting into response mode for the Michael Dunn murder trial.
“I think the most important thing is a young man has lost his life. So whether he's acquitted or whether he's found guilty, no one should gloat because in the end no one has won,” saysGuns.
Guns says he's working to send a specific message to young people, especially young black men that constraint and responsibility is the best response. We can't bring back young brother Jordan and we don't need to disrespect his family by operating out of our selfish need to express anger.”
In order to avoid violent situations Save Our Sons is advising teens how to handle hostile conditions.
“By being respectful, being responsive positively and understand that the only thing that matters is that you make it home to your mom and dad. Nothing else matters - just get home,” says Guns.
Guns says a respectful response to hostile situations is great advice for teens but it also applies to people of all ages. He expects multiple Sunday sermons to touch on the verdict if one is reached this week.