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Father's Day Approaches as Domestic Terror Shakes Nation

Father's Day Approaches as Domestic Terror Shakes Nation
Martin Luther King III greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after she spoke about his father's legacy, Thursday, April 3, 2008, in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. where U.S. House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Lauren Victoria Burke/AP)

Dr. Alveda C. King By Thursday, 15 June 2017 01:43 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, "And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody."

While many were likely buying Father's Day cards for the weekend, America was rocked by terror — again, Wednesday of this week.

In wake of escalating domestic violence, most recently with the violent attack on the GOP, we must pray and respond with nonviolence not fear. Our lives depend on divine intervention.

This is a national call to prayer and nonviolence in the ongoing face of domestic and global terror. Let us unite behind President Trump and all compassionate leaders calling for peaceful nonviolent solutions as we pray for Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and all victims and their families.

Scalise and others were injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers as they were practicing for a charity baseball game Wednesday. House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of was critically injured, and remains so. Aides and the Capitol Police were targets as they ran for cover. The assailant reportedly had grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP. He was mortally wounded during his assault. Click here for a photo.

The FBI reportedly claims that the assailant, James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from Illinois had several run-ins with the law previously. He also purpotedly to a Facebook group calling itself Terminate the Republican Party.

In a call for prayer and unity, President Donald Trump has said, "Everyone on that field is a public servant. Their sacrifice makes democracy possible. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape — but he is a real fighter. Pray for Steve!"

Priests for Life National Director Rev. Frank Pavone,  posted the following: "May God awaken his people to [Scalise shooting/Domestic Terroristic Violence] its seriousness, confirm His people in their commitment to nonviolent solutions, and protect and unite all of us as citizens of the greatest nation on earth."

I remember how my Father the Rev. A.D. King took me to my first peaceful protest. I learned early that prayer and nonviolence are powerful spiritual weapons. Click here for photo.

This Father's Day, along with praying for victims of the recent Virginia massacre, some who are likely fathers, I honor the memory of my earthly biological father the Rev. A.D. King; his father and my grandfather Daddy King who rescued me from abortion; my pastor and mentor Allen McNair; all of whom live in heaven now; along with the greatest father of all, the heavenly father . All praise to God, Abba Father , son Jesus, and holy spirit.

For the record, from conception, the human personality in the womb has 46 chromosomes; 23 from Dad, 23 from Mom. It takes two to make a baby. Happy Father's Day.

In closing, please pray that fear and violence will be answered by agape love, compassion and nonviolent solutions. This Father's Day, pray for America.

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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While many were likely buying Father's Day cards for the weekend, America was rocked by terror again, Wednesday of this week.
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 01:43 PM
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