Where Is the Loyal Opposition in the UMC?



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would you have said this to MLK?

Should bishops have instructed their followers to obey the Fugitive Slave Act? Should Martin Luther King have canceled the sit-ins? Disobeying an unjust law with openness and honesty shows a respect for the covenant. Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressors. It must be demanded and often fought for. Nonviolent civil disobedience demonstrates respect for the covenant, not for the unjust law. It is an act of last resort.

Jeff more than 7 years ago

Re: would you have said this to MLK

Jeff, you make a fairly large assumption: that MLK's fight for civil rights for African Americans, in the fact of a hundreds of years of oppression and prejudice, using tactics of civil disobedience is analogous to clergy on either side using non-violent but nonetheless coercive means to affect change in the church. I disagree with the analogy, though it is a popular one.

Drew McIntyre more than 7 years ago