Remembering Coretta Scott King
We remember Coretta today who, only a few years ago said, "I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people..." Truly her passing marks the end of an era.
Be in prayer for the King family. They are divided over whether to turn the operation of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change over to the US Dept. of Parks & Recreation. Ambassador Andrew Young supports the turn-over, as does the board of the Center, along with Dexter, and MLKIII. (I am not sure how Yolanda feels.)
The resolution of this matter could very much affect LGBT people. King's daughter Berneice is a leader in a mega-church here in Atlanta. The preacher there has led a march opposing gay human rights, and frequently speaks of himself as being the heir to the King dream. He is a prosperity preacher who drives a Bentley and received a hefty sum from George W. Bush's Faith-based initiative campaign just before the last presidential election. I suspect he will try to insinuate himself into the movement through his connection to Berneice.
Pray that the dream is not hi-jacked and turned into a nightmare for God's gay children!
god over me, god before me, god behind me; on thy path, o god, thou in my steps...
Last edited by revtj; 01-31-2006 at 12:49 PM.