A Letter from Birmingham
By: Rick Boxx
January 21, 2013
In 1963 in a Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King wrote a response to several clergymen who were critical of his civil disobedience. One of the primary points King tackled was the criticism leveled about his peaceful, but illegal, demonstrations.
His response included his famous quote, that “one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” In Acts 5, Peter ignored the law to preach at the temple. When the rulers asked Peter about him violating the law Peter answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
Defining an unjust law is challenging, and subject to interpretation, but the Christian business community is at the threshold of making some tough decisions. As laws are passed forcing business leaders to violate God’s law, I fear that civil disobedience may someday become more necessary.
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