“God didn’t call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war. . . . And we are criminals in that war. We’ve committed more war crimes almost than any nation in the world, and I’m going to continue to say it. And we won’t stop it because of our pride and our arrogance as a nation. But God has a way of even putting nations in their place. ………….And if you don’t stop your reckless course, I’ll rise up and break the backbone of your power.”

Who is this ‘unpatriotic’ person that DARES to invoke God this way against the United States?

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Feb. 4, 1968.

CONTEXT, people.

Not only CONTEXT within a sermon, but CONTEXT culturally.

Important, isn’t it?

The EJ Dionne column from which this quote was taken can be found HERE.

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