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.