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MLK Niece Alveda King Denounces NAACP's Support of Marriage Equality

Alveda King, a vocal NOM ally and the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., is not happy that the NAACP followed Obama's marriage equality endorsement with one of its own.

KingSaid King, founder of King for America and Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life:

“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.”

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  1. She knows nothing of her uncle's work and I hope the NAACP publically denounces HER.

    Posted by: Solomon | May 22, 2012 7:31:21 PM

  2. Ms King -- Only 50 years ago, the race mixing and Photoshop that enable you to look so different from your sainted uncle did not exist or were not "approved of".
    By focusing on opposition, rather than on freedom, you spit on his heritage.

    Posted by: Bob | May 22, 2012 7:31:40 PM

  3. She regularly speaks at Glenn Beck rallies. That alone discounts any opinions she may have.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | May 22, 2012 7:34:26 PM

  4. i believe that before she died, alveda king's aunt corretta came out in support of gay marriage. i question her assertions based on that.

    Posted by: alguien | May 22, 2012 7:41:20 PM

  5. and i am correct in what i remembered:

    Posted by: alguien | May 22, 2012 7:42:20 PM

  6. Just because she's MLK's niece doesn't mean she can't be an ignorant, bigoted piece of trash. Read any of the crap she spouts and it's nothing about equality -- it's about how blacks are superior to everyone. Huh-larious.

    Posted by: Robert | May 22, 2012 7:43:59 PM

  7. That is her right not to agree with gay marriage (or abortion). It doesn't mean she hates gay people. It's not like the entire world is going to *evolve* overnight, like President Obama was forced to after Joe Biden did, months before the election, and obviously being completely sincere.

    And it's not like she's Democrat Fred Phelps walking around with signs saying "God Hates..." you get the point. Give people a little leniency and understand their history before judging them.

    Posted by: Alan | May 22, 2012 7:44:19 PM

  8. Here is David Badash's blog The New Civil Right Movement's take on it...

    Posted by: Andy | May 22, 2012 7:44:33 PM

  9. Times change and people evolve, you Ms King are living in another time, come I invite you to join the 21 century.

    Posted by: lk | May 22, 2012 7:53:34 PM

  10. What an ignorant woman.

    Posted by: Djeip | May 22, 2012 7:58:50 PM

  11. so easy for her to say all that--now that they're all dead.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | May 22, 2012 7:59:49 PM

  12. She is flat out wrong about MLK Jr. He brought on openly gay Bayard Rustin to run the March on Washington. He's never been quoted saying anything negative about queers, unlike his sad, sad niece. It's too bad she can't rely on her own good works.

    Posted by: David R. | May 22, 2012 8:04:26 PM

  13. Yes, Alan, we just feel the love that Ms. King sends our way. "Give people a little leniency and understand their history before judging them." Do you have no sense of irony?

    Posted by: Sammy | May 22, 2012 8:06:59 PM

  14. It might be time to remind everyone of this powerful and moving statement about marriage equality written by Mildred Loving, whose marriage to her white husband was the source of the end of laws prohibiting interracial marriages:
    For every ignorant, hateful person like Ms. King, there is a courageous and transcendent woman like Mildred Loving, who truly was a force for good in the world.

    Posted by: kit | May 22, 2012 8:08:24 PM

  15. The March on Washinton was Bayard Rustin's idea -- from top to bottom.

    Alveda King is a monstrous poseur who would like to write Rustin out of the history books. But that's not possible. SHE'S the one who's going to be written out of the history books.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 22, 2012 8:08:53 PM

  16. I'll tell you what alan and Ms. king have in common: A paycheck from NOM and the catholic church.

    Posted by: Mic | May 22, 2012 8:09:51 PM

  17. @David R.
    And he caved to pressure to get rid of Bayard because he was gay.
    I agree that MLK never said anything against homosexuals (the clinical language of the time which I think he might have used) but I feel your point is diluted somewhat in using the "Q" word which is itself controversial and upsetting for some gay people. Google "I hate the word Queer" if you don't believe it is controversial. Don't take my word for it. There are others who hate it as well.
    Myself, I only dislike it's use when it is used in such a way that it invites straight people to use it. In my lifetime, it has been just as ugly as the "N" word. The blacks don't use the "N" word to self-identify in such a way that makes whites feel invited to use it; let alone using it in the title of a show so that whites would be forced to use it. Do you kinda see how there is a double standard here? Straights can be comfortable using a gay slur and whites can't feel comfortable using a black slur? Kinda makes the whole "Q" generation look frivolous and not thought out, or self-loathing, doesn't it?

    Posted by: NullNaught | May 22, 2012 8:12:59 PM

  18. Every family has one. In days of old, they were kept in the attic, and only brought down for feast days.

    Posted by: carl | May 22, 2012 8:16:20 PM

  19. We're listening to this ignorant woman who's only claim to fame is being Dr. King's niece WHY???

    Posted by: Jumper | May 22, 2012 8:18:06 PM

  20. I'd say King's WIFE had a much better grasp of the ideals her husband strived to see achieved, and Coretta Scott King most definitely believed in full civil rights for gays.

    "I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people. ... But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people."
    -Coretta Scott King

    Alveda does not deserve to carry the surname.

    Posted by: sparks | May 22, 2012 8:18:40 PM

  21. @ALAN -- last time we saw you, you were in the concentration camp, shining the shoes of the Nazis, thinking they would spare you.

    Posted by: Bob | May 22, 2012 8:18:42 PM

  22. Goodness gracious, this woman is not very bright, is she? How is being for marriage equality being anti-traditional marriage? I love traditional marriage! My parents had one. I do not understand her implication that a win for marriage equality is somehow a loss for traditional marriage. Everybody wins, cookie!

    Posted by: James in Hollywood | May 22, 2012 8:18:51 PM

  23. who is this woman ? and what does the wife of Martin Luther King has to say about marriage equality ?

    Posted by: Malaysian Ho | May 22, 2012 8:24:32 PM

  24. Thank you, Sparks. That quote says it all. And somehow Coretta has more authority than a niece who's being bankrolled by bigots.

    @Alan: Your consistent idiocy is extraordinary, Congratulations!

    Posted by: Ernie | May 22, 2012 8:27:02 PM

  25. Alveda King gets to feel important whenever Christian Newswire needs a quote.


    Posted by: Demian | May 22, 2012 8:30:29 PM

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