What is happening right now in St. Louis is horrifying. The rage of the community in response to the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley after murdering Anthony Lamar Smith is real, the trauma is real, the militarized, lying police force is real. Clergy presence, witness and leadership is important and admirable.
That said, this combination of magenta vestments and Wayfarers is jarring. My first thought upon seeing the image out of context was, “What cult is this rock star leading?”
A suit and clericals would have been a better choice.
Solidarity with you, St. Louis.