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Niece of Martin Luther King Jr.: "The Dream" Is Not Yet Fulfilled
LifeSiteNews ^ | November 11, 2008

Posted on 11/11/2008 5:54:57 PM PST by MountainLoop

ATLANTA, GA, November 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that, while the election of an African-American president is a milestone for America, because abortion continues Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equal rights for all has not yet been fulfilled.

"The election of an African American president sends a powerful and historic message that what was previously unthinkable can become reality," said Dr. King. "The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full equality remains just a dream as long as unborn children continue to be treated no better than property."

"President-elect Obama has promised actions that will only increase the number of abortions. Pro-lifers, in turn, must promise to redouble our efforts to resist anti-life proposals, speak up for the babies, and, above all, pray," added Dr. King.

"We must pray with persistence and love that, in God's time, what is now deemed unthinkable will become reality - that all our brothers in sisters, from conception to natural death, will be protected in law and welcomed in society. The elections are over. The pro-life battle begins anew."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alvedaking; bho2008; cultureoflife; priestsforlife; prolife

1 posted on 11/11/2008 5:54:57 PM PST by MountainLoop
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To: MountainLoop

As long as people like MLK’s family can exploit racial tensions for personal gain that’s “true.”


2 posted on 11/11/2008 5:56:50 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: MountainLoop

Wow, a rebuke of “The Great One” from a source that is hard to slap down. If only her message is truly received.


3 posted on 11/11/2008 5:57:25 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: MountainLoop

Hear hear!

Good for her.


4 posted on 11/11/2008 5:58:34 PM PST by Feline_AIDS (Because canine AIDS ain't funny.)
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To: MountainLoop

On the abortion issue, Dr. Alveda King is a real mench.


5 posted on 11/11/2008 5:59:14 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: MountainLoop

God Bless Dr. King. You can be sure, Martin L King,Jr would not have endorsed President-Elect Obama!


6 posted on 11/11/2008 6:00:26 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: MountainLoop

I see her picture at one of the pro-life websites, I forget which.

I think she has been in the movement for a long time.

As said the other day, the abortion lobby has a lot of money, so I think this is a definite credit to her whereas it has phased others.


7 posted on 11/11/2008 6:02:02 PM PST by RGPII (Stand your ground!)
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To: MountainLoop

I love Alveda King. She is a true voice in the wilderness!


8 posted on 11/11/2008 6:02:52 PM PST by micmac
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
As long as large crowds of black parishioners cheer racist and antisemitic rants at Trinity United Church of Christ, she may have a point.
9 posted on 11/11/2008 6:05:17 PM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

What racial tensions are you talking about? This is about equal rights for the unborn, she didn’t talk about black babies or white babies, she was speaking for all babies.


10 posted on 11/11/2008 6:06:28 PM PST by panthermom
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To: MountainLoop

“dream of full equality remains just a dream as long as unborn children continue to be treated no better than property.”

BRAVO! well said.


11 posted on 11/11/2008 6:07:14 PM PST by progunsantichoice
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

did you even read the article, or is your racial outrage on auto-pilot?


12 posted on 11/11/2008 6:08:32 PM PST by Bird Jenkins
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To: MountainLoop

No dream ever is fulfilled. That’s why Jefferson wrote “pursuit of happiness.”


13 posted on 11/11/2008 6:11:09 PM PST by donaldo
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To: MountainLoop

I thought McCain, especially Sarah, was our answer to our pro-life prayers. But today I realized that we would take the credit. Now a true miracle is at hand. Man your battle stations, get out the knee pads, sweep the floor (or not) where your face will touch. Watch the LORD God at work. Give Barack Hussein Obama and his cabinet into the hands of God. Give the house and the senate into the hands of God. Give the Supreme Court of the United States, into the hands of God. Sacrifice with prayer, praise and fasting once more. Do not lower your arms from above the Red Sea, do not stop circling the walls of Jericho, listen to the enemy as they fight each other blinded in the night. Who will wake in the morning to victory? The LORD God of righteousness.


14 posted on 11/11/2008 6:11:52 PM PST by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: MountainLoop

Praise the Lord, and pass the ammo, Alveda! God bless you.


15 posted on 11/11/2008 6:12:36 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: seekthetruth

“God Bless Dr. King. You can be sure, Martin L King,Jr would not have endorsed President-Elect Obama!”

Are you sure? I am so freaked out about the people that did endorse him, seemingly right thinking individuals, that I’m not sure about anyone anymore. So I’m not sure if that’s true.


16 posted on 11/11/2008 6:17:39 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Those with the most to Lose, did the least to prevent it's happening. Ronald Reagan 10/27/64)
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To: MountainLoop

She is the only King living up to the praise heaped on MLK. She is a wonder. God bless her.


17 posted on 11/11/2008 6:19:35 PM PST by tioga
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To: MountainLoop

Alan Keyes: “I reject the concept of race”

Dave,

Barak Obama is black like me only in the sense that we both have dark skin- I.e., a purely physical characteristic. To expect me to identify with him on that basis would require that I validate the concept of race ( i.e., grouping people based on physical characteristics). I have written and said over the years that I reject this concept, and that the only way to overcome racism is to reject the concept of race.

Because human beings are not stones, but persons, our communities are not the result of merely physical characteristics. The very idea of race in this sense is a modern lie tied to the dogma of evolution. I believe that human communities reflect the moral nature of our humanity. They are formed therefore by adherence to common moral principles, as that adherence is developed and reflected in the course of shared historical experience. Understood in this proper sense, Obama and I are not part of the same ethnic group. My heritage includes the experience of slavery, the moral sensibility to injustice and to the importance of respecting the premises of human dignity and freedom. Obama looks back to a heritage that probably includes forbears who were part of the Afro-Islamic groups of Africans who were active in the slave trade. By itself that might be of only superficial importance, but his views on the fundamental moral issues of the day (like the taking of innocent human life) mean that he rejects the premise of God-given moral equality for all men that I hold to be the true soul of the black American identity. The notion that I should take special pride in the election of such a man simply because of his skin color implies that I put the false and humanly contrived category of race above the category of common moral principle that is the true basis for human community. I do not and never will.

The tragic irony is that people whose feelings and reactions are shaped by racial solidarity implicitly validate the concepts that were the basis for racist views and discrimination. They implicitly reject the hope that Martin Luther King expressed that someday people would be judged for the content of their character not the color of their skins. As they do so, they destroy the moral substance that is the true and righteous legacy of the black American heritage in order to revel in the triumph of the very racism that was used to justify the enslavement of my ancestors. This is a desperately sad self-contradiction. I will be no part of it.

This quiet validation of the premise of racism is far from being a good thing . It betrays the suffering and nobility of all those black Americans who fought for justice not only for themselves, but for all, by appealing to the truth of the ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence. This betrayal tips the scales of history back in the direction of regimes based on inequality, elitism and oppressive abuses of power.

I have by the way made these points many times, starting with the Senate race in Illinois.

Godspeed,
Alan


18 posted on 11/11/2008 6:22:29 PM PST by EternalVigilance ("It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." - Psalm 118:8)
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To: seekthetruth

Amen. King said “never judge a man by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character”...


19 posted on 11/11/2008 6:24:50 PM PST by Kackikat (.)
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To: MountainLoop

Ladies and Gentlemen, behold: The only quote of a King family member that will never see the light of day.


20 posted on 11/11/2008 6:31:28 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: Outlaw Woman

I seem to recall King’s neice also stated previously that her uncle was a conservative. Perhaps someone else remembers discussion about that better than I do as far as details of her statement.


21 posted on 11/11/2008 6:33:07 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: huldah1776
Give Barack Hussein Obama and his cabinet into the hands of God

You know, of all the countermeasures I have been contemplating, that may well be the most effective and horrific option (for these enemies of life) that I could possibly imagine.

Divine Justice ping!
22 posted on 11/11/2008 6:34:44 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: MountainLoop
Pray for LIFE!

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23 posted on 11/11/2008 6:40:07 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
BLL, I think you need your reading glasses this time. I know we're all upset right now, and I'll give you a lot of slack--you probably feel it more than most of us, being in Ickatha and all. But Alveda King is on our side.
24 posted on 11/11/2008 6:43:46 PM PST by Scothia (Don't blame me--I voted for Sarah.)
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To: aWolverine

This is how I prayed for Daschle, Hillary and Kennedy 8 or 9 years ago. I had their pictures on my frig.


25 posted on 11/11/2008 6:53:39 PM PST by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: MountainLoop

ping


26 posted on 11/11/2008 8:11:17 PM PST by Glacier Honey (`)
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To: EternalVigilance

where and who was this written to?


27 posted on 11/11/2008 8:18:07 PM PST by Glacier Honey (`)
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To: Glacier Honey

It was in answer to a private communication. I got permission from both parties to publish the contents. I considered it to be that important. I don’t know of anyone else who is making this crucial case.

I include the message Dr. Keyes was responding to below:

From: xxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 11:40 AM
To: alan keyes
Subject: Obama is black

I wondered if you planned (or already have done so) to write about the first “African-American” to be elected president. I think we need your perspective.

I saw a quote from Condi Rice saying she felt very emotional as a result of this event. The idea that the U.S.A would elect a black man president overwhelmed her and, apparently, millions of others. And I expect there is a great deal of good in this, as there was when State Senator Mee Moua won her first election (first Hmong elected to a legislature). But in both cases, the candidates stood on the left fringe, or even past the left fringe.

In any event, I hope to read your comments on this.

Thanks for keeping on with the fight. Have we reached a tipping point?

God bless you, my friend.

xxxx xxxxx

xxxx,
Barak Obama is black like me only in the sense that we both have dark skin- I.e., a purely physical characteristic. To expect me to identify with him on that basis would require that I validate the concept of race ( i.e., grouping people based on physical characteristics). I have written and said over the years that I reject this concept, and that the only way to overcome racism is to reject the concept of race.

Because human beings are not stones, but persons, our communities are not the result of merely physical characteristics. The very idea of race in this sense is a modern lie tied to the dogma of evolution. I believe that human communities reflect the moral nature of our humanity. They are formed therefore by adherence to common moral principles, as that adherence is developed and reflected in the course of shared historical experience. Understood in this proper sense, Obama and I are not part of the same ethnic group. My heritage includes the experience of slavery, the moral sensibility to injustice and to the importance of respecting the premises of human dignity and freedom. Obama looks back to a heritage that probably includes forbears who were part of the Afro-Islamic groups of Africans who were active in the slave trade. By itself that might be of only superficial importance, but his views on the fundamental moral issues of the day (like the taking of innocent human life) mean that he rejects the premise of God-given moral equality for all men that I hold to be the true soul of the black American identity. The notion that I should take special pride in the election of such a man simply because of his skin color implies that I put the false and humanly contrived category of race above the category of common moral principle that is the true basis for human community. I do not and never will.

The tragic irony is that people whose feelings and reactions are shaped by racial solidarity implicitly validate the concepts that were the basis for racist views and discrimination. They implicitly reject the hope that Martin Luther King expressed that someday people would be judged for the content of their character not the color of their skins. As they do so, they destroy the moral substance that is the true and righteous legacy of the black American heritage in order to revel in the triumph of the very racism that was used to justify the enslavement of my ancestors. This is a desperately sad self-contradiction. I will be no part of it.

This quiet validation of the premise of racism is far from being a good thing . It betrays the suffering and nobility of all those black Americans who fought for justice not only for themselves, but for all, by appealing to the truth of the ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence. This betrayal tips the scales of history back in the direction of regimes based on inequality, elitism and oppressive abuses of power.

I have by the way made these points many times, starting with the Senate race in Illinois.

Godspeed,
Alan


28 posted on 11/11/2008 8:44:19 PM PST by EternalVigilance ("It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." - Psalm 118:8)
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