The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Squabbles over Bible

A Georgia judge ordered Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter to turn over his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal for safekeeping until a final decision about ownership is made. Bernice King said in February that she would fight her brothers to keep their father’s “most prized possessions” and she was “absolutely opposed” to selling them. “The estate has always asserted that it owns” the Bible and Nobel medal, said her brothers’ lawyer. The only surviving daughter of the slain civil rights leader said selling the medal would be “morally reprehensible” and “spiritually violent,” and selling the Bible “troubles my mind, vexes my spirit and weighs on my soul.”


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