If there is no God, no law-giver, then why should we be equal?
Let us first of all remind ourselves that Martin Luther King was a Baptist pastor. Any account of him which leaves out or diminishes that fact does a terrible disservice to the man because the inspiration for his civil rights campaign came first and foremost from his deep Christian faith.
This week is the 50th anniversary of his magnificent, 'I have a dream speech' delivered in Washington DC in front of the Lincoln Memorial, another man who cannot be understood properly without understanding his Christian faith also.
Read King's speech, listen to his speech, and what you encounter is a religious sermon almost from top to bottom delivered in the mesmeric cadences of the black southern preacher, which is what King was, just like his father before him.