A Father’s Day Challenge
We need to defend city’s daughters from violence
Friday, June 14, 2013
By: Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III
Over the last 40 years, I have devoted much of my energy to understanding and combatting the structural, institutional and cultural sources of black-on-black violence and poverty. The reasons for this are largely personal, spiritual and political.
Raised in a fatherless home, at the age of 14 I refused to participate in a 13-man gang-rape of a 14-year-old girl. I fought the rapists because of my outrage at the unbelievable abuse of this defenseless girl. My response was shaped by the training that regular attendance at Sunday School brought with it.