ATLANTA (Reuters) King’s sons want to sell their father’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal, while the late civil rights leader’s surviving daughter, Bernice King, opposes the sale, calling the items “sacred.”
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(RNS) Bernice King had said that her father “MUST be turning in his grave” over her brothers’ attempts to sell his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal, calling it “outright morally reprehensible.”
(RNS) “As Mark 8:36 teaches, ‘For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?'” she said. “Our Father MUST be turning in his grave. As a minister of the Gospel, the thought of selling my daddy’s Bible troubles my mind, vexes my spirit and weighs on my soul.”
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