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'Sleepy Hollow' star Orlando Jones issues moral challenge


The star of FOX's Sleepy Hollow Orlando Jones has put his creative twist on the #IceBucketChallenge, challenging himself and others to raise awareness about morality more so than ALS.

Jones is seen in his video posted to his Tumblr account acting like he is going to go through with the ALS #IceBucketChallenge like everyone else, but instead of pouring ice water over his head, he pours bullets.

After pouring the bullets over his head Jones, explains why he chose bullets, not water.

"I'm not pointing any fingers at anybody but myself. I am asking something very hard of myself, I'm challenging myself to listen without prejudice, love without limits, and reverse the hate. That's my challenge to me and hopefully you'll accept this challenge too," Jones said.

In a statement on his Tumblr account Jones wrote:

This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the "bucket challenge"

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown's killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won't prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I'm not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My "bullet bucket challenge" is not about pointing fingers and it's not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I'm channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It's not about black or white. It's not about rich or poor. It's about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

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