NOM Uses Martin Luther King For Hate and Bigotry. Has Right Wing Media Whore Alveda King Sold Out MLK’s Legacy To Them?

The National Organization for Marriage is still trying once again to associate Martin Luther King’s name with their anti-gay cause.
Earlier this summer at NOM’s failed “One Man, One Woman – Summer of marriage Tour” paid right wing media whore Alveda Celeste King, MLK’s niece handsomely to appear at a few of thier stops.  Alveda who is vehnemently anti-gay and who said at a 1997 rally in Sacramento protesting proposed state legislation to extend civil rights to gays and lesbians, King said: “To equate homosexuality with race is to give a death sentence to civil rights. No one is enslaving homosexuals…or making them sit in the back of the bus.  Alveda King has been on the campaign circuit for more than a decade pushing a discriminatory, anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion, hard right family values message for fun and profit twisting the great legacy of her uncles name.

Alveda’s King’s academic credentials have also raised eyebrows. She is regularly referred to as “Dr. Alveda King” in promotional material, although her doctorate is an honorary one, bestowed by St. Anselm College, a Catholic school in Manchester, N.H. And she could not recall why she was awarded the honorary degree. “I guess for my stand on the support of marriage, and family, and education, and life.”  In 1994, she released a letter condemning Coretta Scott King’s support for abortion and gay rights, saying it would bring “curses on your house and your people…cursing, vexation, rebuke in all that you put your hand to, sickness will come to you and your house, your bloodline will be cut off.” and  Alveda said of of her aunt, who died in 2006, saying, “I’ve got his DNA. She doesn’t, she didn’t…Therefore I know something about him. I’m made out of the same stuff.”

What a CUNT. I hate using that word but it does decribe her perfectly.

Alveda King has been cut off from the King family because she has made a career out selling the King name while peddling views that are diametrically opposed to those held by Martin Luther King Jr

And now since she has “joined” The National Organizarion for Marriage, NOM with The Minnesota Family Council has released add that encourages voters to support Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer because he does not support marriage equality. The ad uses images and soundbites of Martin Luther King, Jr. and blatant scare tactics. And you can bet that this would not be happening if Alveda King was not involved with NOM and recieving a nice sum of money for speaking engafements to push her agenda by seling her uncles name.

Now how about a REAL Martin Luther King quote:
“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: – ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”
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2 thoughts on “NOM Uses Martin Luther King For Hate and Bigotry. Has Right Wing Media Whore Alveda King Sold Out MLK’s Legacy To Them?”

  1. There is no doubt that gay rights are a civil rights issue but the GLBT community does not have the right to continually appropriate from our struggle for their ends. That is racism pure and simple. If this behaviour were coming from Black GLBT members it would be acceptable because they have experience when it comes t racism but it most often comes from White people.

    Also did it even occur to you how wrong it is to engage in sexism while you are fighting homphobia. The master's tools dude. Do you think you make your cause sympathetic by using a hate word to describe women? Seriously fuck you. Get your shit together because you do your cause a disservice when you turn around and attack another socially marginalized group.

  2. Please Alveda King is a money grubbing rightwing extremist bitch who cashs in on her Uncles name to promote her own homophobic agenda. I would say the same thing if she was a child of JFK. Homophobic hate knows no color

    It's you who do a great disservice to Civil and Social rights by defending her just because she is a minority and because of that you choose to overlook the harm that she does and how she sullies MLK's name.

    So basically Fuck you too.

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