Alveda King, Franklin Graham Respond to Georgia Election Integrity Laws, Major League Baseball

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The Election Integrity Act has caused dissension along party lines and in church pews, especially as the Major League Baseball All Star game moves from Georgia to Colorado in light of it. Faith leaders are stepping up to the plate to respond, and their views have been met with opposition.

Franklin Graham called believers to pray and sees “voter IDs” as a “practical idea.”

Likewise, evangelist Alveda King expressed in a press release her confidence in her identity as a child of God, and echoes Graham’s questions on where and when voters must present an ID.

“I know who I am in Christ Jesus,” King says. “Give me my ID. Recognize my identity. As a Black American woman of a certain age and living in America in the 21st century, I am praying that we will truly wake up and regard the human personality; see and value the gift of ethnicity.”

She continues, “Why isn’t anyone protesting having to show ID when they want to drive an automobile or fly on an airplane? Also, where is the justice to combat racial discrimination in moving an athletic event from a city with over 50% minority population to a city with less than a 10% Black population?”

Further, she expressed the deep-seated desire for all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity, to be shown the same respect in identifying themselves.

“When you say to me as a citizen of the United States of America, ‘You don’t need to have an ID to vote,’ you are saying to me, your identity does not matter,” King says.

Her connection to Major League Baseball is one many have made in the discussion over the Georgia election voting process.

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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