Thursday, January 22, 2009

What would Martin Luther King have thought about the inauguration?

I find Micah Clark's comments regarding the inauguration interesting. Cited below are my favorite excerpts:

... the media seemed to go over the top on not only their constant and unprecedented adoration of the new president, but on the historic nature of his race. While it really should not matter, for far too many the fact that the new President had an African father was all that mattered. In that sense, perhaps the racial activists are unwittingly correct. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream is not complete. He urged us to view people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Yesterday, too many people and media commentators were all about the atter and nothing about the former.

When asked for an observation of the day, [Tom] Brokaw said he was thinking about all the bigots and rednecks in the South today . . . so much for encouraging national unity and color-blindness.

No one knows what Rev. King would have thought of the inauguration had he lived.... there’s no doubt that he would be pleased that a person of African descent was finally elected. Yet, in light of a Biblical worldview that clearly seemed to drive him in 1963, one has to wonder if the Reverend King would also be disappointed that the most pro-abortion, pro-gay rights president in our history had just taken office. (Dr. Alveta King, who refused to vote for Sen. Obama, insists that her late uncle would in fact be very troubled by President Obama’s moral positions on abortion and same-sex marriage.)

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