Biden's Powerful Sermon Is A Must See For Every American Who Cares About Democracy
President Biden's speech at Dr. King's former church connected democracy, the fight for the soul of America, and the moral mission to save the nation.
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President Biden delivered a powerful sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church that remembered Dr. King, paid tribute to his legacy, and perfectly connected the current battle to protect democracy in the United States and the very soul of America.
Video of President Biden:
President Biden said in part:
Doctor Martin Luther King was born in a nation. Where segregation was a tragic fact of life.
He had every reason to believe, as other generations did, that history had already been written that division would be America's destiny. But he rejected that outcome.
And so often when people hear about Doctor King, people think of his ministry and the movement. Where most about the epic struggle for civil rights and voting rights?
But we do well to remember. That his mission was something even deeper. It was spiritual. It was moral. The goal of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which Doctor King led stated clearly and boldly. And I must be repeated again now. To redeem the soul of America?
I'm not joking. To redeem the soul of America. What? What is the soul? America. Easier to say. What is the soul of America? Well, the soul is the breath. The life, the essence of who we are. The soul makes us us. The Soul of America is embodied in the sacred proposition. That we're all created equal in the image of God. That was the sacred proposition for which. For which doctor King? Gave his life. The sacred proposition rooted in scripture, and enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.
The sacred proposition he invoked on that day in 1963. When he told my generation.About his dream.Dream, in which we're all entitled to be treated with my father's favorite word, dignity. And respect. A dream in which we all deserve liberty and justice. And it's still the task of our time to make that dreamy reality. Because it's not there yet. To make Doctor King's vision tangible. To match the words of the preachers and the poets. With our deeds.
As the Bible teaches us. We must be doers of the word. Doers of the word. The battle for the
soul of this nation is perennial. It's a constant struggle. It's a constant struggle between hope and fear, kindness and cruelty. Justice and injustice. Against those who traffic in racism, extremism, and insurrection. A battle fought on battlefields and bridges from courthouses and ballot boxes.
Below we’ll discuss democracy as a moral issue.
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