Honoring Coretta

News & Politics

When people write or report on Coretta Scott King's funeral at which, according to my colleague Jan, "Bush watched [a] real audience applaud the truth," they'll invariably say that the funeral turned political or that it became a platform for so and so to air their displeasure... (Don't believe, even check Imus' take...)

And, like the Rev. Joseph Lowry, they did:

"We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. [Standing Ovation] But Coretta knew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor."
Uh uh, this wasn't extracurricular, this was precisely, profoundly what her funeral ought to have been about. In his post "Coretta would have said Amen," Terrance writes:
"Mrs. King dedicated her life to the dream her husband died walking towards. The very essence of their work was and is about speaking truth to power. Today was not merely a day to mourn our loss of an individual like Coretta Scott King. It was also a day to celebrate her life, and rededicate ourselves to continuing their work."
(Republic of T)

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