Skip to comments.Choice movement runs counter to Kings' dream
Posted on 01/22/2012 7:18:04 AM PST by SmithL
On Monday, America officially remembered the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., celebrating the man whose vision of a country in which content of character counts more than skin color marches haltingly forward. And in those remembrances, King's fatal visit to Memphis in April 1968 inevitably comes to mind.
King came to Tennessee to support sanitation workers. The workers were on strike, protesting unfair treatment and dangerous work conditions after two black workers had been crushed to death in a trash truck only two months before. The strikers and supporters marched while holding placards that displayed their cry for respect, their demand for dignity: "I am a man."
On the night before he was assassinated, King delivered his "Mountaintop Speech." In the center of his stirring sermon came the strikers' central message and the core of King's cause. "We are saying that we are determined to be men," King said. "We are determined to be people. We are saying we are saying that we are God's children."
On Sunday, America remembers another momentous event, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion. It is no small irony that one week after America remembers a man who declared the dignity of every human being, who demanded every life be valued and respected, regardless of color, class or calling, some Americans will celebrate a decision that declared the most defenseless among us expendable.
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The “choice movement” is determined to eradicate MLK’s people, with the consent/collaboration of their “ministers”, while denying them “school choice”.
King has a daughter and a niece who are very active in the anti-abortion and anti-homosexualism movements, but while they are to be commended, there is simply no validity to their claim that their father/uncle was a forerunner of the "chrstian right." They know this, but they seem to think Blacks unable to deal with the information (those that don't share King's liberal theology and ideology, that is).
I thought we'd long ago reconciled ourselves to the fact that many of our national heroes were in no way religiously orthodox. I see no reason why Blacks couldn't handle the truth about King in the exact same way.