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Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says her late uncle would have never supported legalized abortion and would have encouraged the nation to turn back to the Lord.
Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Alveda King says her uncle would have been proud of the great leaps made by the civil rights movement. However, she says her uncle would not approve of the overall state of the nation and its moral decline.
"He would not be calling on God to do anything really bad to America; although, he would warn us [that] God's judgment is here. [He would remind us that] if you don't do what God says, you will experience His judgment. But there's a wonderful [verse], many times in the Scripture it says, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. So he would always be pointing back to the victory at Calvary," Dr. King contends.
She is encouraging Christians to vote their values in the upcoming presidential election. But for, she notes, there is one issue that trumps all others.
"I have to vote for life -- so whatever candidate is in there, if he or she is not for life and not for strong marriage and family, I can't vote for them. But I told everybody to look at all three candidates. Don't give anybody a free pass. Make sure that your candidate is lining up with your values and things that you believe in." she notes.
Dr. King has just co-authored a new book titled Freedom. She is also author of How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children? Abortion is Not a Civil Right. She is also the founder the faith-based organization King for America.