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Dr. Alveda King: My Uncle Martin Luther King Did Not Embrace the Gay Marriage Agenda

 

A press release from the National Black Prolife Union:

"Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda," said Dr. Alveda C. King, founder of King for America and Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life.

"In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free," King added.

"Many Black people are realizing just how far off the mark the NAACP is with regard to the real issues and the most important problems facing the black community," said Dr. Day Gardner, founder of the National Black Prolife Union. "The NAACP organization was founded by blacks who had an understanding and strong faith in God. They were people -- pastors and congregations who knew that the Bible -- which is God's final word -- was indeed very clear on the immorality and wages of homosexuality and abortion. It is appalling that this one time super hero 'civil rights' organization supports the breakdown of traditional marriage and the ruthless killing of our unborn children -- as a civil right," Gardner said. "In its decision to please the world, the NAACP has turned its back on the things of God, therefore, we must encourage those who know the truth to speak out -- to stand firmly on the solid rock -- to not look to the right or to the left. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," said Gardner.

18 Comments

  1. Sean
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh Alveda, when are you going to stop telling lies. I'm curious.

  2. Fitz
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    So much for the mantra of - "were the next civil rights movement"

    One does not need his daughter however to understand the thinking of Rev. Martin Luther King. One only need read "Letters From a Birgmingham Jail" - to understand.. With his refrence to Aristotle & Aquinas that "an immoral law, is no law at all "

  3. Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    The Naacp is just wing of the democratic party. They are controlled by Soros. Ask what have they done for african americans recently? only items that the radical progressive democrat party demands.

  4. Pete
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    First, I think the more impactful headline here was supposed to read Uncle, not Grandfather. Though it's still accurate, it appears as NOM doesn't know the MLK - Alveda connection, she just says the things we like and find that useful.

    Second, no one in their right mind will take Alveda's word over Correta Scott King's word how MLK would handle gay rights. But the rationalizers at NOM will entertain us otherwise.

  5. Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Pete, Pete, Pete..........

    The simple truth is that Coretta and Alvera have different opinions, and both of them have been adequately expressed.

    Now it's time to vote.

    See you in November.

    It won;t be close.

  6. M. Jones
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    No Pete, you and other SS"m" extremists are not going to get away with hijacking the civil rights movement by calling your sexual proclivity a civil rights issue. This degrades and insults all those great men and women who faced brutal discrimination for the color of their skin.

  7. Woody
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    MLK Jr. was way ahead of his time. Alveda King is way behind her time.

  8. Sammy
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Thrice divorced and speaking about marriage? Typical, NOM.

  9. Fitz
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    The late Alveda Kings tepid words in favor of gay rights can only be read to advocate civil unions...and thats a strech...

    The woman (like the NAACP) had a coalition to keep together and a left wing to placate. Despite all this she barley coozied up to "gay rights" and never endorsed same-sex "marriage".

  10. John Colgan
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Who was Bayard Rustin, Alveda? Did you never encounter Bayard in all the time spent around your Uncle? If Dr. King shared your anti-gay views, why did he allow an openly gay man like Bayard to organize the March on Washington way back in 1963? Why did his late wife Correta Scott King have the exact opposite view regarding gays and lesbians than the one you espouse? Correta said that her husband would have supported Civil Marriage Equality. On what basis do you claim that a man's 17 year old niece (you), knew a man's heart and mind better than the woman, who he shared his life with?

  11. Pete
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    King borrowed the civil rights movement from Gandhi, and they both knew includes everyone.

    Alveda is still alive, BTW.

  12. Zack
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Of course MLK wouldn't have supported Same-sex Marriage.

    This man fought for LITERAL human rights! He fought for blacks being able to vote, to go to the same school, to drink from the same fountain, to be acknowledged as a human being.

    MLK probably wouldn't be campaigning against it, he might shake his head in disapproval and then go on about his day.

  13. John Noe
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh that was brillantly written Dr. Alveda King as you are an inspiration to us all.

    In its decision to please the world, the NAACP has turned its back on the things of God, therefore, we must encourage those who know the truth to speak out -- to stand firmly on the solid rock -- to not look to the right or to the left. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," said Gardner.

    This is the exact sentiment in the Bible God's written word. Jesus warned about turning from God and trying to please the world. You cannot serve two masters, the world and God. The kingdom of God is not of this world. Sadly we see the NAACP deciding to serve Satan and the world and turning from God.
    I commend you Dr. King for your courageous and righeous stand.

  14. Doug
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    And being his niece gives her what authority, precisely?

  15. Zack
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    @Doug

    And what authority is given to his wife?

    Alveda has as much right and credibility to speak on this issue as anyone else who was close to MLK.

  16. Doug
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Right, which is to say, postulating on what King would do today is meaningless. What matters is what happened now: the NAACP came out in favor of marriage equality, on the heels of the President of the United States doing the same. Ground-breaking stuff.

  17. Doug
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Right, which is to say, postulating on what King would do today is meaningless. What matters is what happened now: the NAACP came out in favor of marriage equality, on the heels of the President of the United States doing the same. Ground-breaking stuff.

  18. Chairm
    Posted May 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    It is hardly ground-breaking. The SSM idea floats atop of quicksand. Step onto it and you sink.