*On Tuesday (04-15-13), the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” his niece, Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, said her uncle’s letter applies just as profoundly today to abortion as it did in 1963 to segregation, says BCNN1.com.
If Uncle M.L. were alive today, he would surely include the 21st-century womb babies and their mothers in his “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” The atrocity of abortion in America has killed millions of human babies who are often considered to be property, chattel and less than human.
In his 1963 letter, he wrote that segregation “ends up relegating persons to the status of things.” Change “segregation” to “abortion” and you have the year 2013.
Jim Crow laws gave us the continuing dehumanization of African-Americans, plus beatings, lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. Roe v. Wade has given us the dehumanization of the unborn and–now–born babies, skull crushings and spine snippings. Consider Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia; the Planned Parenthood Chicago facility that killed Tonya Reaves; and all of the other hundreds of abortion providers and
Planned Parenthood officials who can’t say whether fully born babies who survive abortions should be helped to live.
Read more at BCNN1.com.
*Dr. Alveda C. King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., has expressed dissatisfaction with the NAACP’s affirmation of gay marriage and rejects claims that the fight for such unions is linked to the civil rights movement, reports the Christian Post. King claims the anti-traditional marriage community wants “a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free.”
Dr. King, who is also the Sr. Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, said in astatement that she opposes the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage.
“Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda,” the civil rights leader expressed.
“In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free,” King added.
*(Via Redding News Review) – Alveda King is standing by comments saying that the Rev. Jesse Jackson is “inciting people” within the Occupy movement to violence and claim that he does not properly tout the nonviolent image of Martin Luther King Jr.
In a wide-ranging interview with Redding News Review’s radio broadcast, King says that Jackson’s protest at an Atlanta bank last week was an invitation to violence. She says Jackson risked violence because he did not hand out a MLK-esque “10 commandment covenant” of nonviolence to Occupy Atlanta participants and he did not lead them in prayer before entering the bank.
Jackson and now Rev. Al Sharpton have been supportive of the Occupy movement’s message of correcting economic injustice.
In fresh comments, the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King slammed both men for supporting the Occupy movement and equating Occupy’s fight to MLK.
“In that agenda, the jobs were included but that was not the top objective of Martin Luther King Jr.,” she said. “The difference is, the exact focus of Martin Luther King Jr., which was Bible-based, prayer-based, God-based, beloved community-based, and that is the piece that is missing in what Rev. Jackson is doing, what Rev. Sharpton, what they are doing, they are trying to obtain the objective without following the model and pattern that Martin Luther King Jr. followed.”
Read/learn more and HEAR the full interview/report at Redding News Review.
Jesse Jackson at Occupy Atlanta
*The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is pushing back against fellow African-American Christians who have accused her of hijacking the civil rights movement for her own political agenda – namely to protect the unborn.
“It is absolutely ludicrous that abortion supporters would accuse a blood relative of Dr. King of hijacking the King legacy,” Dr. Alveda King said in a statement last Thursday. “My dad and my uncle gave their lives to ensure that the day would come when blacks would be judged not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character. If they were here, I know they would stand with me in this fight for the lives of those most vulnerable among us.”
Her comments were in response to statements made by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice at a press conference Thursday. The coalition denounced the “religious right” for “disparaging clinics that provide abortion, birth control and reproductive health services.”
“It insults the intelligence and values of African Americans and is offensive to women who make conscientious moral decisions about pregnancy,” said the Rev. Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, president and CEO of the coalition.
The coalition also blasted the “Restoring Honor” rally, led by Fox News’ Glenn Beck and Alveda King’s “Freedom Rides for the Unborn” event as insulting and contrary to the famed civil rights leader’s ideals of justice, freedom and respect for the dignity of all people. The controversial rally was held Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th anniversary of the historic “I Have a Dream” speech.
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Civil Rights march