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Alveda King: Pray for an End to All Crimes Against Humanity – Born and Unborn

Alveda King
By Alveda King | January 18, 2019 | 2:04 PM EST

Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and founder of King for America, Inc. Alveda King (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

As “boots on the ground” in Washington, DC for the 24th Annual National Memorial Prayer Service and the March for Life today, I’m also getting calls to defend Congressman Steve King for racist remarks.  Meanwhile, my family and I are in the heat and heart of the celebration of the 90th birthday of my uncle Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And people are still fighting about the wall. 

I’m being asked if Congressman King is a racist? Actually, from my point of view, until we all accept the scientific, philosophical and spiritual truth that we are all one human race, one Blood, we’re all a little racist.

Think about it. As long as we continue to refer to ourselves in our separate ethnic groups, as different races, we will never break away from racism. Act 17:26 of the Bible (NIV) says, “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” This is why Uncle MLK suggested that we should be brothers and sisters, and not be foolish. 

Along with sharing our human commonality, Congressman King and I mutually share regard for the sanctity of life. So I’m praying for my brother. 

Also, this weekend, as our nation forges on towards trying to reopen our government by agreeing on a solution to secure the southern border, let’s remember that love of one’s nation is not grounds for hate of another nation or another group of humans. Actually, the wall makes sense for now. We can dream for that day when the walls and barriers won’t be needed, and that pre-born babies are allowed to cross the barriers of the womb. We pray for an end to all crimes against humanity – born and unborn. 

Let’s pray for all our brothers and sisters, today and moving ahead. May we always be mindful that our good deeds and good intentions can always be attacked when we are not shielded by the reality of not being separated by the human concept of different races. We are all created by God as One Human Race. We’re not color blind. Let’s agree with MLK. It’s all about Agape Love. Let the healing begin.

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the founder of King for America, Inc., consultant to the Africa Humanitarian Christian Fellowship and Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries.

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