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Martin Luther King, Jr. Believed in Theocracy

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If you want to attack Christian conservatives who believe that Christians have an obligation to impact the world, even the world of politics, you will hear hysterical cries from the Left on how such a view is theocratic. According to the secular left, Christianity and politics in America mix as well as Islam and politics mix in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Liberals can never be accused of being theocratic because their worldview is unquestionably right. All competing worldviews must be measured against the standard of Liberalism. There is an exception, however. The Black community has been able to use theocratic language without being described as theocratic.

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution offered a half-page editorial on how “King’s message still resonates.”[1] Consider the following:

As those who seek a better life continue flocking to our shores, King’s philosophy—rooted in his abiding Christian faith—offers a more encompassing spiritual view than that advanced by xenophobes and others who would vainly cloak themselves in a mantle of self-righteousness.

King’s “abiding Christian faith” is acceptable to the leftist elitists because they get to define what it means to them. The editors of the AJC would never apply a Bible-believing minister’s “abiding Christian faith” to abortion. That would be imposing morality on others in an area that does not fit the “Progressive” (Liberal) agenda. Such a declaration would be theocratic.

In a college address, King said, “God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men and brown and yellow men, but God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race and the creation of a society where all men will live together as brothers, and every man will respect the dignity and the worth of human personality.” How can the editors of the AJC write this when a number of them care nothing for the worth of the human personality of unborn children? What hypocrisy! King died in 1968, five years before the Roe v. Wade decision. I wonder what he would have thought of the decision knowing that a disproportionate number of black babies have been aborted in the name of “civil rights”? Black Genocide is its given name.[2]

In his famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail, written during his imprisonment in 1963, King wrote: “The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.” Can you imagine the editorial that would have been written if James Dobson had said this at any of the three Justice Sundays that have been held around the nation?: “Apparently Dr. Dobson has not read the Constitution. . . . Doesn’t he know that there is a separation between Church and State? . . . He’s calling for a theocracy.”

King believed that it was OK to impose God’s view of morality on society. Given the modern definition of theocracy, this makes him a theocrat. Liberals nod their heads in agreement like mindless Bobble-Head dolls when they quote him without ever noting their own hypocrisy.

Endnotes:

[1] “In ’06, King’s message still resonates,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (January 16, 2006), A14.
[2] http://www.blackgenocide.org

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