Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In pursuit of upholding equal rights

"The election of an African American president sends a powerful and historic message that what was previously unthinkable can become reality. The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full equality remains just a dream as long as unborn children continue to be treated no better than property."


Africans who lived centuries ago knew how it was to be treated like property. Some were sold and even caged; others were more fortunate to belong to homes and to be given more decent living quarters, but it was still basically slavery in a different degree.

"President-elect Obama has promised actions that will only increase the number of abortions. Pro-lifers, in turn, must promise to redouble our efforts to resist anti-life proposals, speak up for the babies, and, above all, pray.

"We must pray with persistence and love that, in God's time, what is now deemed unthinkable will become reality - that all our brothers in sisters, from conception to natural death, will be protected in law and welcomed in society."


African-Americans during the 20th century -- in many instances till the present day -- knew how it was to be ostracized and to be treated as less-than-human. Talk about being unwelcomed in society. If the president-elect does not recognize the same treatment he is extending to younger members of society, I hope the rest of the african-american community does -- and reminds the man they elected into the highest position in the "land of the free."

At least one person has issued such reminders. The above words are from Dr. Alveda King -- Dr. Martin Luther King's niece.


Source: LifeSiteNews

7 comments:

MotherPie said...

Your comments on blogging were interesting, in light of the differences between blogging there and here.
On your post today, you've chosen some excellent words to commemorate the big change.

WillyJ said...

Here's another interesting part. I heard the same majority of African Americans who voted him into office also voted in favor of Proposition 8.

HLiza said...

I just hope he delivers and live up to expectations.

sunnyday said...

Motherpie, the differences are amazing huh?

And yes, the words of Alveda King sure are appropriate to drive home the point that these are significant changes happening.

sunnyday said...

WillyJ,

I find that so strange.

Btw, thanks for mentioning Proposition 8; I found some meaty info on protectmarriage.com

The way they explain such technical stuff and launch a campaign is amazing. We should take our cue from them! :-)


Hliza, let's pray for God's will be done. God cannot will something bad for us, of course. If Obama keeps his promises, that would mean a lot of violations against human life :-(

Anonymous said...

isnt it that God's will will be done regardless of your prayer or none?

sunnyday said...

Hi anonymous,

God certainly wills the good for everyone, but in many cases, people still end up committing errors -- some of them grave. Why? Human limitations. Some are committed out of ignorance; others out of malice. There are those that reflect bad judgment. Whatever the reason for the error, it was allowed by God.

So why would we still pray for God's will to be done? I don't know about you but I'd do it because I love God and he is my Father and and I would love to please him every chance I got! A child's deference to her Father is something good, wouldn't you agree? :-)

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