Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Funeral for Mrs. King

If you had been allowed to speak at the funeral for Coretta Scott King, would you have included "political" issues?

The commentary this morning said some people are calling this a "Wellstone Moment." This is not a tribute to the late Senator Paul Wellstone, but rather a reference to the speaches made at his memorial service that were blatantly political. Blantant as in suggesting who the listeners should vote for 3 days hence.

Another issue: at a Christian funeral, should the speakers eulogize the deceased? Or should the preacher stick to the idea that the person is great only because of the Grace of God? I think that this is a culture/tradition issue, depending on the church/denomination.

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