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, 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.'”