Coalition of African-American Pastors Honors Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore With Inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Courage Award

(PHOTO: COURTESY OF ROBERT STARLING) The Rev. William Owens, president of the Coalition of African American Pastors, speaks at a press conference in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in support of the five pastors who were subpoenaed to hand over their sermons and speeches to Mayor Annise Parker and the city attorney. Owens was joined by Bishop Michael Bates, senior pastor of Calvary Christian Center in St. Louis, Missouri; Cherilyn Eagar, president of American Leadership Fund; and Jeff Chamberlain.
(PHOTO: COURTESY OF ROBERT STARLING)
The Rev. William Owens, president of the Coalition of African American Pastors, speaks at a press conference in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in support of the five pastors who were subpoenaed to hand over their sermons and speeches to Mayor Annise Parker and the city attorney. Owens was joined by Bishop Michael Bates, senior pastor of Calvary Christian Center in St. Louis, Missouri; Cherilyn Eagar, president of American Leadership Fund; and Jeff Chamberlain.

The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is being honored today with an award inspired by a letter written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when he was in jail.

The Coalition of African-American Pastors is awarding Chief Justice Roy Moore the first ever Letter from a Birmingham Jail Courage Award for his stand for natural marriage. Rev. William Owens, president and founder of the Coalition, says Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote the letter stating that he was bound to obey just laws but not unjust laws.

“This letter applies to what’s going on today,” he says. “At that time, it was about the color of your skin. Now, it’s your religion, your theology, your Christianity.”

Owens adds that Judge Moore is following in the footsteps of Dr. King by defying a federal judge’s order to allow homosexual “marriage” to be recognized in the Yellowhammer State.

“I believe what he’s doing is going to be the salvation [of the situation] for the Christians who will not bow to this homosexual agenda,” he tells OneNewsNow. “It’s going to show we can hold our political leaders accountable. It’s the same thing [as with Martin Luther King, Jr.] all over again. Today, it’s just not about the color of your skin – it’s about what you believe.”

Owens warns that the rights of Christians are eroding every day.

SOURCE: OneNewsNow.com
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