Saturday, February 11, 2006

Some Quotes, Pastors and Presidents -

And check out that sour pus on Laura!

- Funeral of Coretta Scott King, February 7th 2006 -

From the MSNBC website Feb. 8th 2006
"We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew and we knew that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war, billions more, but no more for the poor."
Reverend Joseph Lowery spoke at Coretta Scott King's funeral on Tuesday in Atlanta in front of an audience of 10,000 including President Bush and former Presidents Bush, Clinton, and Carter.

Washington Post article Feb. 7th 2006
President Jimmy Carter:
"Coretta and Martin and their family have been able to climb the highest mountain and to realize the essence of theology and political science and philosophy. They overcame one of the greatest challenges of life, which is to be able to wage a fierce struggle for freedom and justice and to do it peacefully."(APPLAUSE)

"It is always a temptation to forget that we worship the prince of peace."(APPLAUSE)

"...The efforts of Martin and Coretta have changed America, they were not appreciated even at the highest level of government. It was difficult for them personally -- with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretapping, other surveillance...
... and as you know, harassment from the FBI."

President Clinton:
"...Everybody who believes that the promise of America is for every American, everybody who believes that all people in the world are caught up in what he so eloquently called the inescapable web of mutuality, everyone of us in a way are all the children of Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King. And I for one am grateful for her life and her friendship.

Thank you."



Blogger willowtree said...

I think they know what they are saying, and that it was very true, but I think a funeral is a fully inappropriate place to say it.
Maybe they had a deal or people knew beforehand or something.
Or maybe they knew/felt that CSK would not have minded?

12:05 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

My feeling is that, considering he life Mrs. King and her husband led, the issues raised were all of a part of what they continuously fought against - injustice, no matter what forms it might take. To me, Rev. Lowery and Jimmy Carter honor her legacy by taking up her cause, that of justice, and the defense of the weak and the poor against the strong and the mighty, by continuing the struggle for civil rights and human rights, everywhere. They did this in an event meant to recognize and honor her life, her work, and her legacy. We'll have to agree to disagree on this one.

12:37 PM  

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