Monday, January 19, 2015

I Have a Dream: Black Lives Matter

This week we memorialize two salient civil rights events: first, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and second, the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.  

In his 1967 Christmas Sermon on Peace, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said:
[T]he next thing we are to be concerned about if we are to have peace on earth and goodwill towards men is the non-violent affirmation of the sacredness of all human life. . . . Man is a child of God, made in his image and therefore must be respected as such. . . . And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.
His words, spoken almost fifty years ago, still ring true today.  For today, while a black man sits in the White House, the Democrat party who put him there funnels millions of public tax dollars to advance and promote the unjust killing of hundreds of thousands of pre-born black babies every single year.