Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally -#2086 - Conservative Black Leaders Praise Glenn Beck Rally at Lincoln Memorial, Criticize Al Sharpton's Counter Rally - CNS News

Conservative black leaders who participated in the rally hosted by radio and TV personality Glenn Beck at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday said the event honored the legacy and vision the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech on the same date and at the same place 47 years ago. The event, the leaders said, was designed to honor people based on the content of their character and not the color of their skin, the very idea Dr. King spoke of in his speech at the Memorial almost half a century ago.Alveda King, a niece of Dr. King, said the purpose of the rally was “to focus on honor and on the content of our character, and not the color of our skin,” echoing the words of her uncle’s famous speech of 1963.

“We’re here to honor Uncle Martin,” she said, surrounded by black clergy and gospel singers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King further said that her uncle would have approved of “Restoring Honor,” which was billed by Beck as a non-political gathering to honor America, Americans like King, and the military men and women who have made great sacrifices for the freedoms that U.S. citizens enjoy today.  Read more..........

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