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Alveda King Invokes Martin Luther Kings Name To Denounce The NAACP For Supporting Gay Marriage

Alveda King, niece of the late great Martin Luther King Jr. has once again found a way to slither in to the spotlight for herself and besmirch a great man’s legacy.

Alveda, who has been known to battle with her family members and others over the monetary value of the words and images of MLK. Crawled out of the woodwork yet again to use her King’s last name as clout for her disgusting and very un-civil rights anti-gay views and make a few bucks on the side.

Today Alveda King, denounced the NAACP for supporting same sex marriage and had the NERVE to use the Reverend Martin Luther Kings name to do so.

“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. 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.”

Mrs King (wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Coretta is on record for supporting equal rights for gays and states that Matin would be also.

How conveniently Alveda King forgets about Coretta Scott King and Bayard Rustin. And  how she  forgets that her allies now in the extreme right wing GOP are the same type of people who would one hundred and fifty years ago, claimed the God-given right to hold her in bondage to work in the cotton fields or, whatever was their pleasure, thumping their Bibles all the while.

But most of all she sadly forgets and ignores these immortal words:

Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring—when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics — will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” – Martin Luter King, I Have A Dream

 

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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