Give God His Due In Trayvon/Zimmerman Saga

Trayvon_Zimmerman

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Hello, I’m Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and Founder of Alveda King Ministries.

This is 2013, summer, we’re about to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

My father, Rev. A.D. King and my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom I call Uncle ML, worked together in the Civil Rights Movement.

Today, in the 21st Century, during this long, hot summer, we’ve had a verdict for George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. We grieve the passing of young Mr. Trayvon Martin. His dreams have been deferred and buried with him. He no longer has a dream here on this earth. However, America again is in turmoil as we look at that verdict. I’d like to put it this way. We have given justice its due, now let’s give God His due.

We should join together in prayer during this tumultuous season and bring America together so that historically we can remember when a young man was slain in America, Trayvon Martin, America was saddened and grieved and came together and prayed.

Politically, I have been called and termed a Conservative. My cousin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, can be called a Moderate. And our cousin, Dr. Angela Farris Watkins, the daughter of Dr. King’s sister, can also perhaps been termed a Liberal.

However, we may have differing political viewpoints but one thing is not debatable: violence will never be the answer in solving the problems of a society. We must now turn to our knees, fall on our knees, and ask God to bring us together as one human race. No longer will we accept the lie that we are separate races. Acts 17:26 says, “Of one blood we were all created together. “

As brothers and sisters, let us move forward together ,racially, reconciling to the fact that we are one human race, not divided but together, in need of help, in need of guidance, in need of love.

God bless you all,
Dr. Alveda King

7 Responses to “Give God His Due In Trayvon/Zimmerman Saga”

  1. Jeannette says:

    Thank you Dr. King for your very well put statement. You are so very correct, we are of one blood, the blood of our Father who loves us all the same every day. There is no coming together if we use violence, violence only tears us apart even more, we see this even in individual families unfortunately.

  2. Kathy Carrow says:

    I respect you and your father very much . I would like to see you mourn every black teenager that is killed by another black teenager, which is how 91pct of black teens that are killed, die. The one time a Mexican kills one, the world begins to riot, but I never have seen that kind of reaction to black on black crime. Come on, if you care about black teens, protest them killing each other on the streets every day. That’s the real issue. Start a revolution for the bigger problem insteadof putting all off your eyes in this one basket.

  3. alv3d@ says:

    I agree that all deaths are tragic and they all grieve my soul. The death of Trayvon, the deaths of all the black on black crimes and specially the deaths of the unborn, 55 million since 1973, 18 million of which were Black babies.

    Here is another interview I did for Newsmax. http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/alveda-king-naacp-zimmerman/2013/07/15/id/515158

  4. PM says:

    I pray that nonviolence, even in the face of discrimination imagined and real, contaminate new culture the way it permeated old. If it had, Tm would be with us still.

  5. Chuck Dodrill says:

    God Bless you prayer is exactly what this country needs.

  6. Deanna Brown says:

    Thank you so much for your thoughts. As a mother of a child who suffered heart issues for several yrs and almost died, my heart aches for the Martin’s. I applaud the grace they were able to show in calling for peace and I pray that they continue to find peace in this situation. This isn’t a fair world and God is here to comfort us when terrible things happen. When my son was almost taken 3 times I asked why but I also asked “for what purposed?”. When he was spared I sought out answers too. The Martins have a purpose as you do as a surviving member of Dr. Martin Luther King’s family. Your purpose I know is to carry on his legacy and fulfill his purpose in God’s way. The Martin’s lost their son but they haven’t lost their purpose. Thank you again for your beautiful and inspiring words. Loving thoughts and prayers being sent your way!

  7. Bryan Chilton says:

    Just remember everyone, justice comes in time either by the laws of man or the laws of God.

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