Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, expressed his sorrow at the shooting death of an unarmed black man by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
ChristianToday.com reports that Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby when he reportedly refused to comply with orders.
There has been an outcry against police targeting of African Americans. Another black man was shot by police in Charlotte earlier this week and the city is still experiencing protests, some of which have resulted in more violence.
On September 20, Moore tweeted:
Grieved to hear about #TerranceCrutcher. Another life lost. Another community traumatized. This situation has to change.— Russell Moore (@drmoore) September 20, 2016
Moore also told The Christian Post, "I'm afraid that the American people are almost becoming numb to these situations and we have here another life lost," Moore said. "Another community left traumatized. And I think many people are asking how much longer can this situation persist this way. And so, I think we've seen the country is watching the video right now it's, what can one say, except that it ought to leave us heartsick."
Officer Shelby has been charged with manslaughter.
Publication date: September 23, 2016