- Faith & Family
James Oliver, 58
Miami, delivery worker
No, I can’t say it was God’s plan because he was shot. Now, I could believe him if [Trayvon’s death] was a natural death like from an illness or something like that, but he was shot. And God doesn’t want you to shoot anybody.
James E. Cunningham, 82
Miami, retired farmworker
No because God isn’t a thief or a gangster and God doesn’t tell you to shoot anybody. I think [Zimmerman] shot Trayvon because he was Black.
James Marshall, 72
Miami, retired bus driver
No, I definitely don’t believe him. God is a God of love not hate.
Emma Lake, 73
Miami, retired domestic worker
I don’t believe that. I think Trayvon’s death was a part of [Zimmerman’s] plan. Really, it’s just an excuse for what he did. He knew he was wrong and now he’s coming up with reasons for what he did.
Cathy Tyse, 54
No. Is he God? How else can you make that statement about God’s plans then?
Bettye Stokeling, 71
Miami, retired insurance worker
No, I don’t believe that. I think Trayvon Martin was an innocent person and George Zimmerman was a trigger happy man ready to kill.