[A sermon by Peter Fitch yesterday reminded some of us of this powerful letter, and this excerpt]:
Over the past few years I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. I have tried to make clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends.
But now I must affirm that it is just as wrong, or perhaps even more so, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail