Take away the politics, please, and his dream will live on. Perhaps I should let a Reverend speak on this: When writing on MLK Day in 2011, Rev. Chuck Currie:
"Rev. King was a Christian, of course, ordained to preach and teach the Gospel message. A 13-year old recently expressed surprise to me when he learned that King was a minister. But why would a child today know this? Once a year King's "I Have A Dream" speech is recited or replayed but the origin of the Civil Rights Movement - born out of the Christian church - is largely forgotten in America today. It is vital that the Christian faith of King not be lost. Churches, particularly historic African-American churches and all those within the progressive Christian tradition that King came out of, need to claim King's legacy for important reasons. If forgotten, we lose the memory of one of history's best examples of Jesus' teachings put into action."
The Rev. Chuck Currie is a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister in Portland, Oregon who is currently serving Sunnyside Church and University Park Church, two Reconciling Congregations in the United Methodist Church.
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