Updated Wednesday, 3:35 p.m. EST
Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., repackages her denouncement of the NAACP's marriage equality endorsement in an even more vehemently anti-gay clarification published today at ChristianNewsWire.com.
So, what does Alveda have to say to those her criticized her bigoted departure from her uncle's teachings on Tuesday?
The 21st century homosexual lobby likes to point to the professional relationship between my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin, his openly homosexual staffer who left the movement at the height of the campaign. Rustin attempted to convince Uncle M. L. that homosexual rights were equal with civil rights. Uncle M. L. did not agree, and would not attach the homosexual agenda to the 20th century civil rights struggles. So Mr. Rustin resigned. He was a brilliant strategist and was hired by Uncle M. L. not because he was gay, but because he was a capable strategist. He also was not fired, he chose to resign. My uncle was not a bigot, and he didn't judge people for the color of their skin nor their sexual orientation. Neither do I. As compassionate Christians who won't be forced to sit on the back of the bus as far as our spiritual commitments are concerned, we can be compassionate without endorsing sin."
Right now the anti-procreative 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. To the contrary, it is the Word of God on these and all human issues that sets people free. As Christians, we must have the compassion of Jesus Christ and tell the truth and shame the devil. We must not allow false compassion to force truth to take a seat on the back of the bus.
How could someone so close to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fall so far from his legacy?
Well we guess it shouldn't be a surprise that not everyone is thrilled by the NAACP's vocal support of same-sex marriage.
Martin Luther King, Jr's niece, Alveda King is speaking out against the NAACP's call for equality for all.
According to Charisma News, Ms. King says:
“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.”
We're not entirely sure how same-sex marriage got lumped in with abortion, but we suppose it's easier to speak out against two sets of rights rather than one. That's multi-tasking.
We'd be very curious to hear what Dr. King had to say about same-sex marriage if he were alive today. In the meantime, we'd appreciate it if his niece didn't trade on his name to promote hate.
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