Date: August 20, 2010
Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on her upcoming appearance at the August 28th Restoring Honor Rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial organized by commentator Glenn Beck.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, like the Lincoln Memorial itself, belongs to all Americans. I am participating in Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally not to advance any political agenda, but to advance the concept of honor in our nation.
“The Book of Proverbs teaches that before honor comes humility. The Restoring Honor Rally has been organized for the purpose of giving honor to those who have humbled themselves to serve each and every one of us by defending our freedoms. If our soldiers don’t deserve honor, I don’t know who does.
“My Uncle Martin’s dream was not that we should be judged by our support for bigger or smaller government, but rather by the content of our character. His dream was that everyone be guaranteed the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. His dream goes beyond politics, it’s about the condition of our hearts. That is what I intend to address on August 28.”
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.