The following article is excerpted from the LCMS reporter and includes mention of First Lutheran former member Christopher Chandler, who is now a Seminary student in St. Louis and serving a congregation not far from Ferguson, MO.
FERGUSON, Mo. — It was a little tense when the Lutheran pastors arrived here on Tuesday, Nov. 25 — the day after the decision of the St. Louis grand jury in the Michael Brown Jr. case was announced and some protesters had turned angry and violent, setting more than 20 fires, trashing 10 police cars and damaging or looting more than a dozen local businesses.
On this day, as wisps of gray smoke still rose from the black, burned-out shell of a Family Dollar store a few blocks away, a man who claimed to be related to Brown was yelling, pacing and venting his rage to some two dozen people milling about: “You didn’t know him! … I can’t eat! I can’t sleep! … I’m sick of hearing about it!”
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