Monday, January 21, 2008

Falsifying Martin Luther's Legacy: The real pro-life "king"

The saddest thing about listening to the Democrats invoke the name of the great civil rights martyr, Martin Luther King Jr., is that they have hijacked his holiday to promote their pro-choice agenda pretending King was one of them. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth; not only was Martin Luther King staunchly against abortion (he called it "a form of genocide"), the group Martin founded, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, stated they were against abortion (as well as pornography) in their platform.

None of King's associates, save prodigal son Jesse "Jetstream" Jackson, was ever pro-choice and Jackson himself was against abortion until at least 1980 (and was actually a sought-after pro-life leader) until he changed his views to gain political power.

Especially poignant are the words from Alveda King, Martin's niece and pastoral assistant of Priest for Life. Referring to abortions as "womb lynchings," Alveda concluded, "To be pro-choice is to be pro-murder. How can the "dream" survive if you murder the children?"

Certainly presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, a true follower of King's dream, understands that. And while many of the pastors at Martin's old Baptist pulpits are sadly swallowing Jackson's (and now, Obama and Hillary's) bogus bill of goods, a few such as Rev. Bill Owens, leader of the Coalition of African American Pastors, have seen through the Democratic "dream" turned nightmare and endorsed Huckabee as the true successor of the civil rights leader. Huck might not get there, but he too has been to the mountaintop and can see the day when all God's children will be free at last from the threat of the lynching of the unborn ...


Jeff Miller said...

I would be interested in a source for the MLK remark calling abortion genocide. I have never run across such a quote.

While he was before Roe v Wade he was a big supporter of Planned Parenthood and even received the Margaret Sanger award in 1966 which is quite ironic considering her views of blacks.

Jeff Miller said...

I am pretty sure that the genocide reference was from Jessie Jackson. MLK's niece refers to Jessie Jackson back when he was pro-life and says Jessie called abortion genocide.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff,

Tom will be working until late today, but here is one of the resources he used to write the post:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Abortion