MLK's Niece: Supreme Court Appointees 'Must Be Justices Who Fear God,' Who Know 'God Is Not Mocked'

Michael W. Chapman | August 26, 2016 | 12:17pm EDT
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Alveda King, author and Christian

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Commenting on abortion and the Supreme Court, Alveda King, the niece of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., said that justices appointed to the court must, at  a minimum, "be justices who fear God" and "who understand God is not mocked."

They must "at least fear God ... that's how important this is," she said.

Alveda King, a Chirstian evangelist and author, made her remarks during an Aug. 11 interview on The Jim Bakker Show.

With abortion so prevelant, especially among blacks and minorities, King said, “That’s when I begin to say, ‘How can the dream survive if we murder the children?’ Where’s the voice for the baby? A woman has a right to choose what she does with her body, where is the lawyer for the baby?"

"I ask mothers all the time, I said, ‘Okay, we’ll give you the right,'" said King.  "'You don’t want to carry that baby for nine months, just don’t kill the baby.’ Figure it out. If you can figure out how not to kill the baby and not birth the baby, then we can have another discussion. And there is no answer to that."

"Nine months is not a long time," she said.  "So we have to know that the baby is a person."

As for the Supreme Court and the upcoming election, Alveda King said, "I want to put this in a context and say it the right way because I’ve already said God’s not a Democrat, a Republican, Independent, Tea Party, Green Party – none of that."

"But there are going to be Supreme Court justices appointed over the next several months," she said.  "They must be justices who fear God, who understand God is not mocked.”

“Whatever that means to you politically, I’m not getting into that," said King. "But they have to fear God, men and women who at least fear God, and to know that. So that’s how important this is."

“We’re dealing with emotions in a woman, ‘I don’t feel like carrying a baby for nine months, da da, da,'" said King.  "Well, it’s not always about what we feel. It’s about what’s right.” 

Alveda King is the author of seven books, including How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children?: Abortion Is Not a Civil Right and King Rules: Ten Truths For You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper. 

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