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Reflecting on Service to God and the Pro-Life Vote in Alabama

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Monday, 20 Nov 2017 11:16 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Being included in the “Newsmax 100 Most Influential Evangelicals In America” roster brings a new level of accountability to my lifelong journey of service to God and humanity.

The announcement arrived while I was praying over the situation regarding the looming Alabama Senate race. As a longtime prayerful supporter of Judge Roy Moore, I’m concerned that voters will be distracted by the media fury involving unsubstantiated accusations.

While we must be ever mindful of the need to protect our women and children, we must also remain focused on the issues at hand because every vote counts in the race for life. In Alabama, Judge Moore stands for the sanctity of human life from the womb to the tomb. His opposing candidate Doug Jones, who is an abortion advocate, does not. Remember, Life is a Civil Right. In this election, and indeed in every election, as the One Blood Human Race of Acts 17:26, we must always vote our values, with life from the womb to the tomb as a priority.

Jesus said: “Ye who are without sin, cast the first stone.” It’s important to remember, especially during the coming Thanksgiving and Christmas season that Christ’s lasting mission is to heal rather than condemn humanity. A divine insight: “Mercy overcomes judgment.”

We are currently in a climate of playing the “blame game” while accusations are running rampant. As a woman, I appreciate the opportunities now available to women and indeed all victims of abuse to come forward to receive healing. However, in the process we must leave the doors open for repentance rather than fostering destruction across the board.

In the case of Judge Roy Moore what is lacking for many is the certain confirmation that the accusations are true. On the other hand, the sincere testimonies of those who have known and supported Judge Moore through the years, mine included, far outnumber the current charges against him.

Meanwhile, we must remember that we should never rush to judgment before the genuine facts and not opinions and fake news are considered. True justice demands that any judgment must be withheld until the real truth is revealed.

If we fail to pursue these truths, we run the risk of creating and fostering a climate of further injustices for our unborn children and ourselves as well as further establishing a precedent for increasing unjust condemnation in the future.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is 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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