Yes, a third great post from the Internet regarding MLK Jr Day — this one is from Kevin Jackson at American Thinker:
You probably don’t know who Reverend Michael King, Jr was.
That’s because Reverend Michael King, Jr is the only private citizen to have a national holiday in his honor, and is Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King’s father changed his and his son’s names to Martin Luther in honor of the German reformer, Martin Luther.
Martin Luther, of course, was a German monk, a professor theology and iconic figure of the 16th century reform movement of Christianity, also called the Protestant Reformation. He argued that you could not buy your way into Heaven, or avoid God’s wrath, but instead must rely on God’s grace. Martin Luther was ostracized by both the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, when he refused to retract all his writings at the Diet of Worms in 1521. For this he was excommunicated by the Pope and condemned as an outlaw by the Emperor.
Like his namesake, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr fought against the systems of his day. King used religion and God as his tools. And as a good friend and fellow black Conservative said to me recently, “God will free people who believe from slavery.” And that’s exactly what happened. Black people escaped bondage once again, as racist Democrats led by a racist government were forced to bend to the will of God.
So why is Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr, now referred to as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?
The Left wants no remnants of the Christian revolution that changed this country. They want to make people forget that the biggest change to happen to American since the Civil War was led by a black Christian who was also a Republican.