Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece, Alveda King, celebrated her uncle’s legacy, the pro-life movement and President Donald Trump’s commitment to champion life, family and faith.
After extolling the martyr on MLK Day for his dream of love, faith and life, the pro-life leader touted two events being held days later: the 2020 March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22 and the 2020 Walk for Life in San Francisco, California, on Jan. 25.
Call to return to love, civility
King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn at Priests for Life, exhorts Americans to reignite the dream her uncle proclaimed more than half a century ago.
“Even though widespread conflict and mutual distrust abound, we still have a dream," she said in statement honoring the federal holiday. "So it's more vital than ever for us to reflect on the message of faith, love and life that my uncle shared with the world."
She focused on unity instead the diversity and divisiveness frequently touted today.
“Prophet King saw humanity as being ‘of one blood, [wherein] God created the human race,’ (Acts 17:26),” she recounted. “King's faith and love guided his commitment to his community, and to the world. God was the source of King's calling to the great mission of uniting men and women of different faiths and ethnic groups.”
The evangelist also envisioned a return to love and departure from the hate spreading across the country.
“My uncle viewed love as the power that would redeem humankind – God's creative love is the power that rules the cosmos,” she continued. "’I have decided to stick with love,’ my uncle famously said. ‘Hate is too great a burden to bear.’"
Only love God’s way will prevail, the pro-life activist said, by overcoming "hate" which she called a "tremendous burden" on the human heart.
A return to biblical principles
King also extolled Trump’s fight to return faith and the Bible as the backbone of American society, and called him the "most pro-life president ever" who has worked to unite Americans.
She called America to reroute onto the path laid out by her uncle 50 years ago.
“Through his faith, love, and service, MLK helped to make America a more righteous country, while recommitting us to the principles of equality that guided our founding,” the Christian leader recalled. “My uncle was just one man, but his influence endures because he was dedicated to his God and his brothers and sisters of all creeds and colors."