Christians Still Pack a Lot of ‘Punch’

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 03:33 PM

By Dr. Alveda C. King

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Recent polls would have us believe that Christians are now a minority in America when in fact the opposite is true.

In a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of Americans professed some form of Christianity.

Other polls would have us believe that the Christian standards of upholding life in the womb and every human’s right to be born, as well as upholding the principles of natural marriage, of one man to one woman, are also in the minority.

Actually, according to Gallup, “America is sharply divided” on the subject of homosexual relations.

However, the real questions and answers rest not with what the pollsters report, but rather the solutions remain with “we the people.” What do Christian people, men and women of faith really believe about the controversial issues that are threatening to rend our communities apart?

There are historical accounts of a youth who changed his community with five smooth stones. There is also the big war that was won with a little army.

Whether or not we are in the minority on the subjects of the right to life and natural procreative marriage, we as Christians still pack a lot of "punch."

When we punch, or scan, or key in our ballots in November, we should be voting for life. David and Gideon are good examples of how to overcome naysayers and popular or politically correct opinions.

In our new book, “Life at All Costs,” we members of the National Black Prolife Coalition write about why abortion is harmful, and why homosexual marriage is a problem. We are part of another "minority" who is often misrepresented as having no "voice of moral authority."

We beg to differ!

From one Christian to another, I want to state for the record that I stand with my pastor on the issues of natural, procreative marriage and the right for human babies to be conceived and to be born.

People often ask me "where do you go to church?" Friends, I am member of the music ministry and teaching staff at Believers' Bible Christian Church in Atlanta, GA. Our senior pastor, Allen McNair has been my mentor and pastor for nearly a quarter of a century. He is a pastor and a prophet of God.

During Sunday morning service this week Pastor McNair said that we can't vote to approve sin. Pastor included the sin of abortion in the message as well. Pastor also said that President George W. Bush "had enough sense to know not to approve same sex marriage."

Pastor McNair warned African Americans not to approve of the sin in any form, including the sins of homosexual marriage and abortion. I was really listening, and was inspired and encouraged to stay on the battlefield. I hope his message is food for thought for you as well.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.

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