IN RESPONSE TO SOME POSTS ABOUT REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BEING SOME CARTOON-LIKE, PEACEFUL FOOL…

IN RESPONSE TO NUMEROUS POSTS ABOUT REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BEING SOME CARTOON-LIKE PEACEFUL FOOL who would be less peaceful if he saw what happened to George Floyd and others ~ I offer this personal reflection: MLK followed a man named Jesus who was lynched for standing up to injustice (see: “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” by James H. Cone). MLK was named after Martin Luther, who stood up to the abuse of the church and there was a death threat on him for the rest of his life. Colin Kapernick took a knee, and MLK took a bullet. Both played their part in peaceful protest. MLK was the son of a bishop and an ordained minister himself. They co-pastored Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where I have gone to pay homage. MLK was a lifelong, devout, educated believer in the peaceful mission of Jesus the Christ and Mohandas Gandhi, who was also murdered. Burning down your own laundromat and the store where your mother buys her groceries is either an act of self-destructive rage or an act of a Protest Imposter who wants to sow division so as to make protest and outrage seem illegitimate. Peace Whenever Possible, Rev. Dwight Lee Wolterchurch fireworks

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