That’s what the head of the FBI called the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King was assassinated 50 years on April 8th. He preached a message of radical love that is as challenging to the worldly powers and principalities today as it was in when he was killed. What would it mean for us as Unitarian Universalists to engage fully with the radical King rather than the whitewashed version so often celebrated by conservatives and liberals alike?
The Rev. Colin Bossen
is a PhD Candidate in American Studies at Harvard University where he studies the relation between theology and politics. His dissertation is titled “Onward, Christian Soldiers: American Populism in the Wake of World War I.” He keeps a blog at www.colinbossen.com