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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Pointed People to God's Truth, Says Nephew

( [email protected] ) Apr 04, 2013 04:25 AM EDT
45 years ago on this date, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis after , Tenn., by James Earl Ray; his nephew Dr. Alvera King urges for America and the world to remember her uncle’s legacy in pointing people to the truth.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn., on April 3, 1968. The following day, King was assassinated on his motel balcony. Charles Kelly/AP Photo

45 years ago on this date, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tenn.; his nephew Alvera King urges for America and the world to remember her uncle’s legacy in pointing people to the truth.

The late Dr. King fought and advocated for equal rights, peaceful protests and justice for all. His most famous speech “I have a Dream” resonates inside the minds of the later generations when confronted by civil rights and human rights issues.

Since King died, abortion rights activists have advocated that it is a women’s right to choose whether to abort a baby; same-sex “marriage” activists compared their plight to that of the African-American civil rights movement that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had advocated.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court justices are voting on Prop 8 - California ban on gay marriage - and Defense of Marriage Act, which both have to do with the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman as husband and wife. Earlier this year, the Obama administration has also filed a legal friend-of-the-court brief urging the justices to repeal these two laws.

In a column published today, King begs to differ and pointed out that by "forgetting this nation's heritage, in distancing ourselves from God's moral rules, we are doing Uncle M. L. a disservice, and we are coming face to face with disaster.”

King said her uncle Martin Luther King Jr. was an ordained Baptist minister and preached the Word of God, teaching that the law should be respected. But her uncle advocated obedience to God’s law, which is higher than man’s.

The former Ga. State Representative, author and columnist said that God’s commands caused her uncle to look beyond society’s laws and weigh them against God’s or to some natural law to determine if they were just. The same is true today, she wrote, but “some still look to themselves to determine right and wrong.”

On the topic of mandatory birth control measure, abortion rights and same-sex “marriage”, King argues, “the Bible tells us that human life is sacred. We are thereby to choose life over abortion. The Bible teaches us that natural marriage between one man and one woman is part of the procreative process. We are thereby compelled to choose holy and procreative matrimony.”

Remembering her uncle heritage, King urged for Americans and the people around the world to remember that her uncle “was a servant of God, who though imperfect, tried to point people to the truth.”