Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of
Priests for Life and niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., today
reacted to the demand by gay and lesbian groups for presidential candidate
Barack Obama to remove gospel singer Donnie McClurkin from a campaign rally to
be held Sunday in South Carolina.
McClurkin, a Grammy winning artist, has in the past
indicated that he believes God can change homosexual orientation. Gay
rights groups view his belief as intolerable.
"The bottom line is that all of us are sinners," said Dr.
King. "Whether or not one agrees with Donnie McClurkin, he was talking
about his own experience and said nothing that was unloving. Each and
every one of us is called to repent of our sins, love the Lord, and love our
neighbor, whether our neighbor is gay or straight or, I have to add, born or
"There is no group more discriminated against or treated
more callously in our nation than the unborn," added Dr. King. "For every
person killed because he is gay, there must be hundreds of thousands or millions
killed because they are unborn. My prayer is that Senator Obama and the
gay activists will stop arguing for a moment, meditate on love and inclusion,
and think of these children."
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.