Lanterns: Al Sharpton is NO Martin Luther King Jr.


Al Sharpton is NO Martin Luther King Jr.

Greetings from California. It has been a while since I posted here because I have been busy. My two boys go to school online. Last week was finals week for their first semester. I had to really help them because they were behind. Beyond that, I have continued doing MY online studies and am closer to my goal of earning a Diploma of Divinity. I have also been trying to keep track of the news.

I write this on Martin Luther King Day. Mr. King was a great promoter of civil rights. If I was older and had the opportunity, I would have marched with him. He believed people of all colors should be able to live and work together. He wanted everyone's rights to be equal. What he didn’t want was SPECIAL RIGHTS. He didn’t say he deserved more of anything that anyone else had because he was a black man. He didn’t want things to be such a way that he was given special privilege because he was black. No, he just wanted to have rights equally.

These days though, people have seemed to blur Rev. King’s message. Some seem to want special rights and even fight to have special laws put into play to ensure those rights. Those same people always seem to defend what they are doing by bringing up Rev. King. They seem to think that everyone (except for themselves, of course) is a racist. 

Many people who knew Rev. King are on that bandwagon. Rev. Al Sharpton, of whom I follow on Twitter and call him out when need be, is on it, as well as Jesse Jackson. Al Sharpton called the President a racist. Funny how he never called him one the entire time they were part of Atlantic City Boxing. Trump helped Sharpton for decades with that, as well as other things. Not ONCE did Sharpton call Trump a racist during those years. He didn’t call Trump a racist when Sharpton was going through the Tawana Brawley incident. Trump stuck with him through that too. How DARE Sharpton call him a racist now! 

My philosophy is the one who cries racism all the time is the TRUE racist.

So, does the Bible say anything about race? Sure does, several times. An example is    Galatians 3:26-28 which says, “For you are all the sons of God through faith in Jesus Christ. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”   

James 2:8-9 states, “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.” 

Those are just two examples of what the Bible says about racism. Al Sharpton is doing President Trump a disservice by falsely claiming he is a racist. Remember, Al Sharpton is a Clergyman, as am I. The difference is, I don’t make up false statements. I don’t dishonor a great man like Martin Luther King Jr. by being part of the problem he was preaching against. God bless Rev. King for what he did to advance civil rights. God bless Al Sharpton and guide him to be more like Rev. King., and God bless you for reading this. 

Written by Rev BK

Father of Autistic Son, Author, Clergyman, Conservative.

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