By Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

Somehow the forces of justice stand on the side of the universe, so that you can't ultimately trample over God's children and profit by it. - Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Birth of a New Nation," April 7, 1957

As a "chaplain of the common good", I am persuaded that Martin would join in the cry against environmental injustice wherever it seeks to pursue its assault against God's children.

I believe that he would be crying out against any coal-fired plants, rising anew or already operating because they spew dangerous pollutants into the air and drain our precious waters. I believe he would be a mighty force in convincing us that coal plants are no longer needed in our beloved Georgia - or anywhere else. He would preach that coal plants today represent injustice; that they are trampling over God's children.

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