Joanna Gaines shares bible verse on social media after George Floyd murder

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In the wake of the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor – the last of a hundred black lives taken at the hands of the police – millions of people around the world have taken to the streets to protest the racial injustice to which black people continue to face the United States. many celebrities have been among those speaking out on social media, some more indirectly than others.

Yesterday, Joanna Gaines posted a video on Instagram and Twitter of a Bible verse: “Seek me, O God, and know my heart. Try me and know my thoughts. the eternal way. Psalm 139: 23-24. ”

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Gaines does not explicitly address the racial injustice that people protest or declare “Black Lives Matter”. Instead, she captions the message with an introspective prayer. “May this verse be my prayer, today and every day,” she wrote. “God, it starts right here in my heart. I want to learn, love, and support in a way that honors our black brothers and sisters, your beautiful and precious children.”

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Gaines also posted a black square today in support of #blackouttuesday, captioning: “I promise to listen and learn.” However, his lifestyle company, Magnolia, has yet to make a statement.

On Saturday, design stars Drew and Jonathan Scott spoke directly to the injustice African Americans face. On Instagram, Jonathan posted a photo of a memorial to George Floyd, stating in the caption, “I know I have a privilege that many others don’t. And that’s not true. We are all created. equal … #justiceforgeorgefloyd, #blacklivesmatter. ”Drew also included the same hashtags in the caption of a photo that lists racial justice organizations people can support. “I believe we can use this rage to fuel change and justice, peacefully. It’s hard to find the words … but I have a duty to learn all I can to help”, a- he wrote in the caption.

Tarek El Moussa, meanwhile, went further, explicitly calling for the arrest of all officers present at the time of Floyd’s murder. “All officers who witnessed this should be held accountable. They should be put in jail for the maximum sentence,” he wrote. “Real prison time and real consequences. “

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