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Alveda King: Trump Showed Love for Life on Valentine’s Day

Alveda King
By Alveda King | February 15, 2019 | 4:01 PM EST

Evangelist and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Alveda King, with President Donald J. Trump in prayer (Screenshot)

Motives matter. Some agendas are indeed driven by envy and rivalry, but others serve humanity with a desire to foster godly love and good will. (Ref. Philippians 1:15)

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Traditionally this observance is a day for cards, candy and romance. Yet in the midst of the hoopla, babies are still dying, and many human beings in the womb and outside the womb are still victims of crimes against humanity – with abortion at the top of the list.

Meanwhile, with his latest life affirming action yesterday, on Valentine’s Day, President Trump shined light and hope for babies in the womb, and for those who are unjustly bound in other tenuous situations.

With compassion and assurance, President Trump spoke to thousands of Americans from the Oval Office yesterday: “Thank you very much, and I want to thank all the 1,000s of pro-lifers and pro-life leaders, pastors, families and advocates for joining this call and for working with such love and devotion to build a culture that cherishes human life.”

Does anyone know that POTUS is a big fan of adoption over abortion? Considering the huge fiascoes and lies about abortion being a reproductive right, with New York and Virginia endorsing infanticide, President Trump’s adoption response yesterday is yet another sanctity of life gain.

Meanwhile, the prolife message is currently dominating the air waves. “Gosnell,” “Unplanned,” “Roe v. Wade,” “Order of Rights” and “The Moral Outcry are just five of the life-affirming films of this century; they are either already released or in various stages of production. There are several others that have already been made or are about to make a serious mark in the atmosphere.

Here’s a short list of some other 21st Century must see film firsts, including feature films and documentaries with a life affirming message:

Bella,” “A Distant Thunder,” “Maafa 21,” “Juno,” “Gimme’ Shelter,” “October Baby,” “Crescendo,” “180” and “3801 Lancaster.” There are many more. They all need our prayers and support.

Dionne Warwick once sang a song: “What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love.” How true and how sweet that truth was all those years ago, and it still rings true today. Truth be told, love and justice are not blind; love is not color blind. We are the “one blood human race” of Acts 17:26. Agape, all-encompassing unconditional love never fails – for the born and unborn.

Jesus said it even better in John 13:34: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

Let’s do something different today. Let’s pray for America, and join President Trump in his compassion for the least of these exemplified in his speech yesterday. Let’s choose adoption as an option to abortion. Let’s insist that our elected officials not support infanticide.

Let’s show some real love in America for a change. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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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