Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Disgraceful Eulogy For A Truly Graceful Woman

What IS it with liberals and funerals? Why can they not seem to just honor the person who has died WITHOUT turning it into a political event? First, they turned Sen. Paul Wellstone's memorial, in 2002, into a disturbing political rally. Now they strike again. Didn't they learn anything from the Wellstone fiasco? I ask these questions because I watched the Coretta Scott King funeral yesterday. Not the whole thing (it was 6 hours long) but enough of the event to become thoroughly disgusted with some of the speakers.

Coretta Scott King was a symbol of strength and stability during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great man who, along with many others, changed the face of this country forever. Because of his efforts, "Generation Y" and their children have played together with children of all colors with little regard for race. Dr. King was a visionary who saw this 40 years head of its time. His premature death (he was only 38) at the hands of a racist shooter shocked a nation. Mrs. King's grace after his death touched the heart of America.

These things and more were said at her funeral yesterday. Some speakers were eloquent and sincere in their praise. But, the Rev. Joseph Lowery and former President Jimmy Carter were an absolute disgrace. They used Mrs. King's funeral to score cheap political points against President Bush. For what was actaully said read this.

Disgraceful! The mother of the Civil Rights movement deserved far better than that.

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