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On Monday, Jan. 16, when the world stops to remember a civil-rights figure who fought for social and political change, Billy Graham will be remembering a man he counted as a friend.
Describing a 1957 meeting in New York City, Graham writes in his autobiography, "One night civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whom I was pleased to count a friend, gave an eloquent opening prayer at the service; he also came at my invitation to one of our team retreats during the crusade to help us understand the racial situation in America more fully."
As their friendship grew, King asked Graham to call him by his nickname. ‚ÄúHis father,‚ÄĚ explains Graham, ‚Äúwho was called Big Mike, called him Little Mike. He asked me to call him just plain Mike.‚ÄĚ...
I read that information about King Jr before on another website. It states in that article that King Jr was an adulterer. It is a proven historical fact from eyewitnesses at that motel where King Jr was assassinated that there was a woman with King Jr in that motel room.
good point, Mike. we will all be judged by the content of our character, and fall short, thanks be to Christ who saves the humble of heart and redeems those who have faith in Him and sanctifies us to a new life.
jpw wrote: --- and to judge one another for the content of character not color of skin. ---
Too bad Al Sharpton, Charlie Rangel, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, and others disagree with MLK. Their jobs as race promoters are too much at stake to allow color-blindness to ever take hold, even if it's at the expense of the ones they claim to speak for.
Jim Lincoln wrote: John Y., I don't think Martin Luther King was committing adultery in that motel room.
There was a woman with King Jr in that motel room. The woman admitted to engaging in adultery with King Jr in that motel room. The FBI has files and pictures of King Jr engaging in adultery with various women. And it is a proven fact that King Jr was a member of the Communist Party of the United States.
John Y., I don't think Martin Luther King was committing adultery and that in that motel room. Would I have rather seen a national holiday honoring, Booker T.Washington rather than Mr. King? ‚Äď ‚Äď Of course. However, not because of Mr. King's moral failings-some of which his wife even admitted happening-but because of the very unchristian idea of mixing politics and religion. The Church God's Program for Ministry eschews the very idea of trying to put a political agenda against what is God's biblical plan for what the church is for.
I don't have much problem with religious people wanting to carry out political activity, but I am against it when they don't separate themselves from the pastorate when they do so. Even your own apostate Pope[s](The Pope and the Papacy) stop priests from secular legislators ‚Äď at least in this country, but note--The Perils of Popery.
It is an absolute disgrace having a national holiday honoring King Jr who was a Communist and an adulterer. The Communist Party of the United States was footing the bill for King Jr's various trips around the country. And when King Jr was shot by Ray King Jr was engaging in adultery in that motel room.