Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The contrast could not be more stark
Yesterday afternoon Jerry Falwell, fundamentalist hate-monger, passed away. Then later that evening Yolanda King, eldest daughter of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. also died.

While Falwell was known for his support of segregation, and his blaming of gays, feminists, civil rights groups, and other liberals for nearly every national tragedy in the past few decades, Yolanda King was described as "an actress, author, producer, advocate for peace and nonviolence, who was known and loved for her motivational and inspirational contributions to society." She died shortly after giving a speech to the American Heart Association to help raise awareness, especially among blacks, about stroke.

You can be sure that, unlike Falwell, there will be few mixed reactions to Ms. King's death. She was someone who carried on her parent's legacy and used her life to bless others. The world needs a few more people like her (and maybe few less people like Falwell).
posted by Mike Clawson at 10:01 AM | Permalink |


At 5/16/2007 04:37:00 PM, Blogger Robin

In agreement