Cornel West on why MLK’s Bible shouldn’t be used at the inauguration of Obama

Cornel West on why MLK’s Bible shouldn’t be used at the inauguration of Obama January 21, 2013

Cornell West is a voice that I always listen to. I can’t, a white middle-class guy, claim to always understand. But, I always want to appreciate and listen.

My issue is both with using Martin Luther King Jr.’s bible and one step further: using a bible at all. This is a form of nationalistic idolatry, which is not addressed by the video. However, the concerns addressed are important ones.


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