I’m 62 years and 9 months old today. Read about my Granddaddy’ vision and my miracle birth HERE
Thanks be to God. “This is the day that The Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
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Date: January 21, 2013
Contact: Leslie Palma
ATLANTA, GA. — Having just returned from the 45th Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement:
“I was pleased to join with the King family once again today in honoring the memory and recommitting ourselves to the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In particular, Elder Bernice King, Martin’s daughter, made reference to the fact that Dr. King was not just speaking for the Negro, but ‘for all marginalized people,’ and she referred to the need to affirm the ‘personhood’ of all.
“The keynote speaker, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, made this even more explicit when he said that living out the dream of Dr. King, and seeking justice, require that we end violence ‘in and outside the womb’ and that part of the cry of justice today is to ‘defend life.’
“On this holiday in honor of Dr. King, I want to again bring attention to the statement, The Beloved Community and the Unborn, signed by several members of the King family. And on this eve of the completion of 40 years since Roe vs. Wade, may we all recommit ourselves to the dream that one day our unborn brothers and sisters will be able to say, Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.
And Jesus said, “let the children come.”
I spoke at a local school today for MLK Day. I couldn’t help thinking about the irony of being sanctioned for saying he was a preacher. The children asked “how did he become a preacher” so I gave the history of five generations of King-Williams legacy preachers, of which Uncle ML is most noted.
Martin Luther King, Jr., is known to the world and to history as a great civil rights leader, but to his family he was just “M.L.” Now, editor Angela Farris Watkins, Ph.D., has brought his family together to celebrate his life and deeds in an intimate, personal way. King’s relatives—including his sister, nieces and nephews—have contributed brief reflections, charming childhood stories, emotionally unguarded essays and dozens of photographs from all stages of King’s life. Archival material from King’s late parents and brother round out this warm, loving, and delightfully small-scale portrait of a man whose passion for justice and commitment to nonviolence changed the nation. Share this amazing family’s stories with your own family.
“Our family is blessed to share our legacy as we honor our famous family member, Dr. MLK. We hope you will enjoy this inside view into the life of the man whose prayers and agape love impacted the world,” said Alveda who is a contributing author of the book. She is also Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life.
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But let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Amos 5:24 ERV
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted this powerful scripture in his famous I HAVE A DREAM speech. He believed God’s Word. He took his Bible, the one President Obama will place his hand upon next week, very seriously; so seriously that he repeatedly risked his life to proclaim its message of love for God and love for neighbor.
Uncle M.L., like everyone, was far from perfect, but he loved the Lord. It was God’s Word that he used to unite a movement and change our nation.
Uncle M.L. was born on January 15, 1929. In remembering him today, I can tell you that he was a kind and gentle man who was used as a strong prophet of God.
Many people called him the “Black Moses,” and the “Modern Day Apostle of Love.” He was a Baptist preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who was also called to lead the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved Jesus and preached his Word. His sermons such as Rediscovering Lost Values and The Death of Evil on the Seashore reflect his devotion to the Lord and his obedience to God’s call. The themes of his teachings are strongly reflective of the need of God’s love, human repentance and forgiveness.
Dr. King was a family man. As one whose bloodline includes ancestors who were not only powerful Gospel preachers, but ex-slaves, Irish sharecroppers, educators, musicians, entrepreneurs and civil rights leaders, we can understand and appreciate how God called Dr. King as a modern day Moses and gave him a prophetic DREAM to help to set the captives free.
He and my father, Rev. A. D. King, are brothers, fallen soldiers of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement who now reside in Heaven. Many people don’t even know that Martin had a brother and a sister. He was a beloved uncle and family member.
The year 2013 will mark several significant landmark anniversaries including 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, 100 years since the formation of the Federal Reserve System, 50 years since the MLK ‘I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH’, and the 40th year landmine Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America. This will surely be a year of transition and there is a need for a deep spiritual awakening. In fact it’s time for America to wake up before the dream becomes a nightmare.
Thank God that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. Happy Birthday Uncle M. L.
In the Catholic Tradition, a Holy Day of Obligation is a very important day; so important that no attending mass on a Holy Day of Obligation is a very serious sin. Although not Catholic, the 40 Days till MLK 2013: The Holy Day of Inauguration is a very important time of prayer, fasting and repentence.
1. The True Light is Already Shining – 1 John 2:8
2. “Be not overcome with evil; rather overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
3. “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God”. Psalm 20:7
Dear Friends, This announcement regarding the Holy Day of Inauguration came to me this week, right while I am currently meditating on why people were so saddened by the November 2012 elections. Our hope comes from God and not horses and chariots or politicians or judges or presidents. So many scriptures keep jumping out while I’m reading and studying and seeking God for “what’s next?” Admittedly, the President of the United States is on a slippery slope, and a majority of voters agreed enough with his agenda to re-elect him and are seemingly sliding along the slope with him in some sort of weird bliss. Doesn’t this mean that those who voted for the President are also responsible for the sorry state that we are in? He is the political leader of this nation, and a majority seems to have voted for him. Yet God is still our refuge and our strength, and a very present help in trouble.
Some of us are groaning and reeling; yet there are many who are turning with greater commitment to 2 Chronicles 7:14, thank goodness. Let’s hate the source of the evil, the devil that is, and not hate and war with each other.
We must continue to pray and seek the Lord. Interestingly enough, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and the Inauguration of the President are on the same day. Again, we must be praying and seeking the Lord according to 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Actually, January 21, 2013 is another pivotal day in our lives. It is the day of the Birthday Celebration Observance of my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the day before the nefarious 40 year observance of Roe vs. Wade which has allowed for the murder of over 50 million human babies, and President Obama will be sworn in for the second time that day. Let us all pray for mercy, for the dregs of judgment are very bitter. Our country is being judged as are we. Let us pray and ask for forgiveness and forgive each other and just move ahead expecting our God to deliver us!
Want to be blessed during these monumental and tumultuous times? Do something good for someone. Send some Bibles to people who need them. Take back Christmas by singing Christ affirming carols at unexpected places. Help someone have Christmas whose outlook is bleak right now. Read them the Bible accounts of the miracle of Jesus when you deliver their gifts.
Look up and look ahead to God, for surely He alone is able to deliver us!
Shame on Jamie. And shame on all the people that listened on, stood up, clapped and cheered his remarks. And more shame on Christian preachers who are still celebrating President Obama’s re-election. I pray that someone realizes that babies civil rights and natural life, marriage and family are under attack. Time to pray for revival and repentance.
At the 2012 Soul Train Awards on November 25 Jamie Foxx said this: “First of all, giving honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.”
This startling statement by Mr. Foxx reflects a genuinely sad sentiment of too many misguided voters, of all ethnic and denominational persuasions. Remember that all classes of people reelected Mr. Obama.
When I tell people that they don’t need to worship President Obama they say, “I’m not worshiping President Obama.”
But then when we hear Jamie Foxx on the Soul Train Awards and the people cheering, you have to wonder.
So this is outrageous; people worshiping President Obama. And I know people do that. With regards to my Uncle Martin I’ve always said, “Please do not worship Martin Luther King, Jr. When you go to that Memorial, thank God that He gave us such a man of God who was not perfect but served a perfect God and He loved you and tried to communicate that as best as he could.” Worship God not the man.
So I just think it’s outrageous. People do worship President Obama. Oh my God! Forgive us Father!
Pray for preachers and people alike. This is a perfect occasion for preachers to take exception and teach the people who Jesus Christ is.
It’s a sin and a shame for Christian preachers to let the comedians preach blasphemy while the Church looks on from the sidelines.
We, the Church, need to wake up.
Wake up preachers! Wake up Church!
They will be discussing Day’s recent press release, which can be found at http://christiannewswire.com/news/7655418186.html
Day Gardner of National Black Pro-Life Union Agrees with Herman Cain, Planned Parenthood is ‘Planned Genocide’
Contact: Maggie, 410-760-3326, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — The following is submitted by Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union:
The ’60s were an incredible time for black people. We were truly united in breaking down color barriers and the walls of inequality. We demanded our right to life and liberty and we pursued happiness. America opened her doors. While some of those doors flung open with ease — most had to be pried open with a crowbar or destroyed by a battering ram.
In pursuit of the American Dream we didn’t even notice the black hole of abortion swallowing us up — butchering black babies by the millions. Even our clergy and community leaders became blinded by the money, greed and political power that dangled in front of them. Black doctors, lawyers, educators, movie stars and business owners — looked to own the “Huxtable” life style of bigger houses, powerful titles, and flashier cars.
Hallelujah! We weren’t slaves anymore, we weren’t second class citizens anymore, but we weren’t “average” Americans either — instead we became a sought after voting block. We were so blinded by the bling of our own selfishness that we never even noticed that not everybody boarded the freedom train.
Our so-called black leaders even side-stepped Martin Luther King’s “Dream” for America — they focused on becoming self important demi-gods and didn’t care who they had to step on or how many little bodies had to be crushed to get there. Even members of the clergy turned their backs on the truth of God to satisfy their own appetite for massive churches preaching hollow God-less messages of live for today, garner wealth today — kill your child today — if he’s in your way, it’s okay!
According to the Bible children are “wealth.” According to God’s word children are a “heritage” and a “reward” and a “gift!”
The truth is Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger initiated the Negro Project in 1939. She hired black ministers and community leaders to sell abortion and sterilization to black congregations and neighborhoods in order to keep in her words, “human weeds” from growing — to eliminate us as a people. Black ministers back then bought in to her idea hook, line and sinker — and indeed, we have sunk — to the very depths of hell.
Today Planned Parenthood’s business model is still the same. Planned Parenthood still hires blacks to be the “delivery boy” with the message that if you are pregnant and young, single or poor the only answer is to kill your child. They say to hell with what God wants for you and His precious “gift” — kill that baby!
The Alan Gutmacher Institute which is the research arm of Planned Parenthood admits that more than 75% of all abortion clinics are purposefully placed in black/minority neighborhoods. Planned Parenthood workers have been caught on tape salivating … ready to receive money donated to specifically kill black babies.
Former black leader and Presidential hopeful Rev. Jesse Jackson once spoke adamantly and passionately about the un-Godly act of abortion. He stated: “Life is the highest human good not on its own naturalistic merits, but because life is supernatural, a gift from God.” He went on to say, “It takes three to make a baby: a man, a woman and the Holy Spirit.” He was a powerhouse — until he ran for President in 1984 — deciding that his political aspirations were much more important than the lives of babies and even more important than his relationship with the God he once served. Like Judas, he betrayed the innocent for 30 pieces of silver.
Enter Herman Cain. For the first time in a very long time we are seeing a different kind of candidate. He is fearless in that he is not shying away from difficult questions or issues. Planned Parenthood is a billion dollar abortion chain that has had a genocidal impact on the black community and Cain is not afraid to say so. Children are denied their most basic human right — which is the right to life; a right which our ancestors so proudly worked for, marched for and many of them died for.
Herman Cain realizes every American is an important and a vital piece of the fabric that makes this country great. Herman Cain is on the freedom train. He is a courageous business man — with a plan for all of America and I want that in a president.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 25, 2011
Contact: Leslie Palma
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, has announced that the conference “Redeem the Dream: The State of the Quality of Life in the 21st Century,” set for Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Family Research Council has been postponed.
The Aug. 28 dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall has been postponed due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Irene. No new date has been announced. “Redeem the Dream” will be rescheduled to coincide with the new dedication date.
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit Priests for Life.