Monday, March 06, 2006
The Next King a Bishop?
Now that the Coretta King's funeral has past into our memories, some are beginning to analyze what messages have been left in its wake. One such person is Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Apparently, Dr. Franklin was not impressed with Bernice King's attempt at passing the mantle of Black Leadership from her father, M.L. King Jr. to her bishop Eddie Long. According to Franklin, the use of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church as the funeral site sent mixed messages to a world in need of the pathos and vision of a Dr. King. Dr. Franklin has many other points to make in his Reflections on the Funeral and the Future of the Movement.