Black Lives don’t matter as much in Burbank


Here’s a copy of the prayer that was banned from that “City of Burbank!” Facebook page run by the Talamantes(s). There’s obviously only room for one kind of religion with these Burbankers.

Pro-Establishment. And the more mawkish and bathetic — and insincere — the better.


Black Lives Matter: A Prayer
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor

In memory of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and many, many others
recited as part of a Pilgrimage of Lament
Berkeley, CA 12/14/14

Dearest God,

We stand before you because we must.

We stand before You because
truths that should be self-evident
are not so evident in our country.

And so we turn to you to breathe
ever more of Your Spirit into us
because we find we cannot breathe,
the arms of armed forces wrapped around our throats
when we call out for justice.

We call to you in defiance of
of a national system that betrays our noble ideals,
where tanks and blood fill our streets,
where every Black man, woman, and child is
twenty times likelier to be killed by police.
We shout to the Heavens with one, unified voice:
Black. Lives. Matter.

We call to you, O God,
because Your Image
was abandoned on rainy concrete for
4 and a half hours.
We call to you, O God,
because Your Spirit
was choked out of a father who
called out 11 times’ “I can’t breathe.”

We raise our hands to you,
knowing that the work is ours to do,
black, white, Jewish, Christian, Muslim,
Hindu, atheist, young, old, gay, straight –
These are your images, battered
By those sworn to protect and serve.

Ignite us to combat the hidden prejudice
which causes police to open fire in fear,
which transforms a child in a hoodie
into a hoodlum, a person into a threat.

We pray today not for calm but for righteousness
to flow like a mighty river, until
peace fills the earth as the waters fill the sea.

Comfort the families of all who grieve.
Strengthen us to work for a world redeemed.

And we say together:


We were told that this entry also got a good number of thumbs-up from readers before it was taken down. But we all know that that Facebook page wasn’t designed for those kind of folks or that kind of Burbank, and the official censorship action proves this.



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12 responses to “Black Lives don’t matter as much in Burbank

  1. Webster

    prayer for the city of Burbank:

    Dearest Great One in the sky,

    We ask that you give intelligence to our unintelligent leaders. We ask that you enlighten our dim council members lights with the brightness of your wisdom, your justice and your fairness. We ask that you replace their self interest with the public interest, we ask that you imbue in them humility where they now have arrogance and we beg you to clean out their ears so they receive the gift of hearing the cries of their poor people who struggle under unreasonable electric bills and their excessive fees, taxes and over regulation that only serves to suppress the happiness of the people.

    We ask you this dearest Great one in the sky, please hear our cries for help.

  2. 91505

    Just why did anonymous 3 and the other self righteous bone heads get upset about this prayer ?

  3. anonymous

    If you or anybody has a problem with the I love Burbank page just call me

  4. Jeff

    well here is what I Love Burbank fans think of this angry blog, but why are they all so angry over there I thought it was shangra laaaaa

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