"Now what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust?" King wrote. "A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law."
"Hence segregation is not only politically, economically and sociologically unsound, it is morally wrong and sinful," said King.
King concluded that civil rights activists who engaged in civil disobedience against unjust segregation laws were in fact defending this nation's founding principles.
"One day," said King, "the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters, they were in reality standing up for the most sacred values in our Judeo-Christian heritage, thereby bringing our nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in their formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence."
King was right.
So, on the question of whether two men ought to be allowed to legally "marry" and do such things as contract with technicians to create human beings in laboratory dishes and with women to use their wombs to carry these babies to term, who is following God's eternal and natural law? Who is standing up for the most sacred values in our Judeo-Christian heritage?
Not Attorney General Eric Holder. Those who advocate man-made laws that treat the union of two men as if it were a marriage, and that allow men in such unions to adopt children, are defying the laws of nature and nature's God and denying children their God-given right to be conceived and nurtured by a mother and father.
It is not a coincidence that Holder's Justice Department advocates not only a "right" to same-sex marriage, but also a "right" to kill unborn babies, and a "right" on the part of the government to force Christians to buy and provide health insurance that pays for drugs that terminate human lives.
Holder and his Justice Department are not reaffirming the fundamental principle of the civil rights movement -- that man's law must be rooted in God's law -- which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. brilliantly articulated in his letter from the Birmingham jail. They are defying it.
Eric Holder is wrong because Martin Luther King was right.