Skip to comments.Dr. Alveda King Remembers Sen. Edward Kennedy
Posted on 08/29/2009 8:40:52 AM PDT by Milhous
Contact: Margaret, Priests for Life, 888-735-3448, ext. 251
ATLANTA, Aug. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today reflected on the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
"The Ted Kennedy I want to remember is the man who, before he embraced the pro-abortion cause, was like his dearly departed sister Eunice, who was pro-life. Senator Kennedy once compassionately and consistently fought for civil rights. In 1971, he wrote that every human being, wanted or unwanted, had the right to be born. He later changed his position and supported and even sponsored pro-abortion legislation. There were many tragedies in the Senator's life, but to me, one of the worst is that he stopped supporting the civil rights of those in the womb."
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, stated, "I recall the visit Dr. King and I made to the Senator's office last year, during which we quoted abortionists about decapitating children and asked if that was what the Senator meant by the word abortion. Sadly, we got no clear answer. We join in prayer for God's forgiveness for all who tolerate this violence."
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.
It is not enough for Kennedy to have been a "great guy behind the scenes" as we have seen him referred to even by his political opponents. It is also not praiseworthy to put a Catholic rhetorical veneer on his leftist politics that did nothing to advance true justice as the Church sees it or to advance the peace of Christ in this world. Every indication of Senator Kennedy's career, every public appearance, every sound bite showed an acerbic, divisive and partisan political hack for whom party politics were much more infallible than Church doctrines. Whatever one's political affiliation, if one is only "Catholic" to the extent that his faith rhymes with his party line, then his Catholicism is a fraud.
6:00 pm - Opening flag burning ceremony (lighter courtesy of Al Franken)
6:01 pm - Opening secular prayers by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton
6:30 pm - Anti-war concert by Barbra Streisand.
6:55 pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
7:00 pm - Tribute theme to France.
7:10 pm - Collect offerings for al-Zawahri defense fund.
7:25 pm - Tribute theme to Germany.
7:45 pm - Anti-war rally (Moderated by Michael Moore)
8:25 pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
8:30 pm - Terrorist appeasement workshop.
9:00 pm - Gay marriage ceremony, officiated by Rosie O'Donnell
9:30 pm - Intermission
10:00 pm - Posting of the Iraqi colors by Sean Penn and Tim Robbins.
10:10 pm - Re-enactment of Kerry's fake medal toss.
10:20 pm - Susan Sarandon presented with a Life-time Achievement award for anti-American rhetoric (medal presented by a tearful Michael Stipe)
10:30 pm - Abortion demonstration by N.A.R.A.L.
10:40 pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
10:50 pm - Pledge of allegiance to the United Nations
11:00 pm - Group oath to uphold the Bill of Rights (except for the 2nd and 9th Amendments, per the wishes of the ACLU, and portions of the 1st Amendment per the wishes of Tipper Gore)
11:15 pm - Maximizing Welfare workshop
11:30 pm - 'Free Saddam' pep rally
11:59 pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
12:00 am - Nomination of democratic candidate
12:01 am - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
12:02 am - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
12:03 am - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
Political expediency trumps morality every time if your'e one of THEM.
Lots of interesting data. Thanks for sharing.
How one lives is how one dies. Wonder if Ted wishes he never knew the word ‘toast’ right now?
...and one for the bridge!
Go get ‘em, Alveda!