Fourth of July Messages From 5 Christian Leaders to Americans on Independence Day
3. Alveda King
Evangelist Alveda King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who has been an outspoken pro-life activist, argued that Independence Day "should be for everyone."
King added that both African-Americans and women had to battle for freedom and for equality, a fight that she says still continues, long after the signing of the Declaration in 1776.
"Yet, the celebrations for this year's Fourth of July will go on for most Americans. Still, although African-Americans and women will join in the celebrations, there are still segments of Americans who do not enjoy the same freedom as everyone else; they include pre-born persons and victims of human trafficking in America and around the world," she stressed.
"America can never be truly free until the babies in the womb are free to be born, and all victims of abortion and other crimes against humanity are set free."
King said that she believes one day "babies will be free," and urged Americans to pray for that future on Independence Day.