Monday, January 21, 2013

Would Martin Luther King be disinvited from President Obama's inauguration?

This being the birthday of Martin Luther King, Star Parker asks whether Martin Luther King would be asked to give the benediction at President Obama's inauguration.  The reason it's a relevant question is the person originally asked to give the benediction, was Pastor Louie Giglio, well known for his work fighting human trafficking.  He was forced to withdraw after it was learned that he, "horror of horrors", preached a sermon 25 years ago saying that homosexual behavior was a sin.

Parker raises the specter of MLK being forced to withdraw as well because in 1963 he said a law was just or unjust depending on whether it squared with God's law.
In King’s famous letter written in 1963, while locked in a jail in Birmingham, Ala., beginning with the salutation “My fellow clergyman,” he asks the question, “How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust?” The answer given by King was this: “A just law is a manmade code that squares with the moral law or the law of God.”

Would a law such as the one forcing the evangelical Christian owners of Hobby Lobby to pay for contraception and abortion inducing pills of employees, and exposing them to fines of $1.3 million per day for noncompliance -- qualify as “just” under Dr. King’s definition?

Would the Rev. Dr. King be ejected from the stage of this president’s inaugural if he called this law, produced by this administration, unjust?

We are entering unprecedented times when the moral foundations of our nation are being turned on their head.  Right is now wrong and wrong is now right; words spoken by one of the Old Testament prophets in the context of the ancient nation of Israel.  There's nothing new under the sun.

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