Friday, July 10, 2009

Steve McNair Memorialized!

The Tennessean reports on Steve McNair's Memorial Service held yesterday in in Nashville, TN. McNair's wife and 2 youngest sons were amongst the mourners. Bishop Joseph Walker III, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church eulogized McNair and didn't shy away from the circumstances of McNair's death, telling the mourners:

Walker related the New Testament account of an adulterous woman whom religious leaders brought to Jesus, suggesting she be stoned for her sins. Jesus replied, "Ye without sin, cast the first stone."

"And I have come to declare from the youngest to the oldest in America and over this world, it's time to have a stone dropping service," Walker nearly shouted to rousing applause. " … Next time you write about Steve McNair, drop your stone. Next time you text somebody, drop your stone. The next time you Twitter, drop your stone."

Here's saying a special prayer for McNair's wife and sons. As salacious as the circumstances of McNair's death are, the bottom line is that he's no longer here for his family, and they will need plenty of prayers and support to move on with their lives.