Sharpton Has Lost His Edge

Last weekend Washington, DC awaited the showdown of “two opposing rallies.” I heard those words voiced by the host of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” as I appeared on that program two days before the rally. We had a delightful time discussing the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (MLK). The program focused very tastefully on the fact that quotes from Dr. King have recently been used to justify a wide variety of moral and political stances. From the far left to the far right and everyplace in between, different groups have claimed ownership of the spiritual mantle of our nation’s most quoted religious leader.

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