By Scott Greer
700 Club minister Ben Kinchlow, author of the soon-coming “Black Yellowdogs,” says the events surrounding the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech are not the right place to constantly cite the Trayvon Martin case.
“Dr. King and the members of the original march had many more opportunities to talk about some of the specifically racially oriented murders that took place when they marched, but that not is what they focused on. They didn’t focus on things that would further divide America, they focused on the things that could bring all Americans together into this situation,” Kinchlow told WND.
His comments came on the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, where over the last few days speakers repeatedly have focused on the Martin case.
In that case, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who had told police he had observed a suspicious character in his neighborhood. He said Martin attacked him and he shot him in self defense.
A Florida jury agreed, acquitting him of second-degree murder charges.
The events in Washington to mark the anniversary began last weekend.
“I don’t think it was the appropriate venue to bring up the Trayvon Martin case,” Kinchlow stated.
He said he disagreed with Martin Luther King III that the death of Trayvon Martin meant that America allows for the murder of individuals based on the color of their skins.
“Sadly, the tears of Trayvon Martin’s mother and father remind us that far too frequently the color of one’s skin remains a license to profile, arrest, and to even murder with no regard to the content of one’s character,” King III claimed.
“I have to respectfully disagree with Mr. King’s assessment – that is just not the case,” Kinchlow said. “I do not see a situation where murder is allowed just because of the color of one’s skin.”
The star of the 700 Club added that there was once a time that people got away with the crimes that King described, but those no longer take place and now there is a different source for the violence that plague African-American communities.
“Unfortunately, most of the murders that take place today in African-American communities are committed by young blacks on young blacks,” Kinchlow commented.
King III made his controversial speech last Saturday at an event that also included speeches from Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis, and the head of the Department of Justice Eric Holder.
Kinchlow’s new book “Black Yellowdogs,” to be released by WND Books on Sept. 10, exposes explosive historical facts that black leaders, revisionist historians, and left-leaning professors have deliberately hidden or made little effort to ascertain.
Kinchlow, once qualified as a “Black Yellowdog” (“a black American who consistently votes Democratic, period, no matter the issue or candidate”), targets the flawed concept of voting in blind faith for any party or candidate declaring it “a deadly game of follow the leader.” As someone who “personally experienced the institutionalized segregation and hardcore racism of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s,” Kinchlow refuses, as Justice Clarence Thomas suggested, “to have my ideas assigned to me.”
Kinchlow dissects the seismic shift in voting patterns of black Americans from the first election where they voted 99 percent Republican in 1876 to 90 percent Democratic in 2000. Beginning with the origins of slavery in the new United States of America, Kinchlow corrects the grievous errors of “TV pundits, ivory towered intellectuals, and ‘civil rights leaders'” in their depiction of the Founding Fathers as “bigots, rakes, and hypocrites” through the end of nearly “100 years of suffering for blacks who would be born in America” after the end of the Civil War.
Kinchlow is known throughout the world as the long time co-host of The 700 Club, and the host of the international edition of The 700 Club. Kinchlow served 13 years in the Air Force. He was ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Kinchlow founded Americans For Israel, serves as co-host of the Front Page Jerusalem radio show, and is a commentary contributor at WND.