There were those who were afraid of the light and tried to shut the window and close the curtain of ignorance which would plunge people back into previous darkness. They preferred the darkness because the light would show their deeds, corrupt hearts, and the poverty of their characters. They killed King (as they killed Lincoln) for daring to open the window to truth and the ideal of human equality. They wanted to alienate inalienable human Rights and confuse self-evident truth.
Their bullets killed Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln but could not stop the truth that enables men to breathe and live free and emerge into new moral understanding about the brotherhood of man, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
If we truly believe that there is such a thing as universal human rights then those rights must apply to all humanity, not just some. That’s what makes them universal! The first universal and inalienable human Right is the Right to Life: It is the first and highest human right because it is the foundation upon which all other rights stand. All other rights are meaningless if human life is not allowed to exist. This truth must not be overlooked or discounted. It is the first and highest universal human right, … if universal human right really do exist.
Yet the Right to Life has been under direct attack since 1973 in America and earlier than that in Canada. Until Roe versus Wade is over-turned, and Canadian law is passed affording unborn children protection and care, then we will show, by our actions, that we do not believe in universal human rights that are inalienable.
A couple of years ago I delivered the key-note address to the U.S. National Right to Life Prayer Breakfast. People from every state in the Union were in attendance. After my address, I was introduced to Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King. She had been in the audience throughout my address. I was embarrassed. It should have been Dr. King who spoke, not me! In true King fashion, she was gracious, kind and encouraging.