Alveda News for 10-15-2018

Evangelist Alveda King: My Reflection after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Alveda King, a prominent conservative leader, evangelist, and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia, as the first of five children of Alfred Daniel King and Naomi Barber King on January 22, 1951. Her father worked heavily in the civil rights movement and was a pastor until his own untimely death at the age of thirty-eight, shortly after the assassination of his brother, Martin Luther King Jr. Alveda King was married three times to Eddie Clifford Beal, Jerry Ellis, and Israel Tookes. She is the mother of six children and currently serves as a minister for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Atlanta and is an advocate for the Pro-Life Movement. 

King grew up in Atlanta and attended public schools there until college. In 1978 King was elected to serve as the representative for the 28th District in the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat. In 1984 she ran an unsuccessful campaign for the 5th District seat in the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat. The 5th District is the Atlanta area, and the seat at that time was held by Congressman Wyche Fowler. In recent decades, King’s political party affiliation changed. 

In the 2012 presidential campaign, King voiced support for Herman Cain and in 2016 publicly supported and voted for Donald Trump. For decades, King has been a dedicated member of the Pro-Life movement and spreading the Christian faith across the United States. King is also a published author of several books on issues such as religion, family, and abortion. King produced a CD in 2005, Let Freedom Ring, and has starred in several films. 

Keywords: [“King”,”Atlanta”,”faith”]
Source: https://blackpast.org/aah/king-alveda-1951

Alveda King part of Trump’s evangelical inner circle

Dr. Alveda King, who listened to her father preach from a Newnan pulpit when she was a girl, is one of the evangelicals most closely associated with Donald Trump’s White House. Alveda King has made a name for herself by, in part, often taking political stances that are at odds with her generally liberal family. In the first month of the Trump presidency, she was one of those in the presidential entourage when Trump toured the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Earlier this year, she and a cousin were with Trump when he signed the Martin Luther King Jr. 

National Historical Park Act aboard Air Force One in Atlanta. Trump called Alveda King by name during a dinner in celebration of evangelical leadership. The dinner was held Aug. 27 in the State Dining Room at the White House. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson also was present and was mentioned by the president. Alveda King is the daughter of Dr. 

Alfred Daniel Williams King, who became pastor of Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church in Newnan in 1959 when he was a recent graduate of Morehouse College. He pastored there for a couple of years, then moved on to other pastorates before his death in 1969. His brother, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and their father, Martin Luther King Sr., both took part in services at Mt. 

Vernon during A.D. King’s pastorate there. 

Keywords: [“King”,”Trump”,”Alveda”]
Source: http://times-herald.com/news/2018/09/alveda-king-part-of-trumps-evangelical-inner-circle

FOX News Hires Alveda King, Who Is Anti-Abortion and Anti-Divorce Despite Having Obtained Several of Each Herself

Fox News has signed Alveda King, the niece of civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., as a contributor, Fox president Roger Ailes announced [on Friday]. King will provide regular social and cultural commentary across the network lineup. King is a prominent anti-abortion activist and serves as director of African-American outreach at Priests for Life. You don’t have to do much digging at all to discover that King – who is opposed to abortion and thinks hetero marriages are sacred – has freely obtained both abortions and divorces in the past. She had two abortions and attempted to get a third one. 

When she became pregnant, she says her doctor, without the family’s knowledge, gave her an abortion. When she was pregnant in 1973, she went to Planned Parenthood and got a second abortion. Later, she wanted to get a third abortion, but neither the father nor her grandfather would pay for it. Dr. Alveda C. 

King is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King. A.D. King drowned at home in his own pool after struggling with long periods of depression and alcoholism. 

It’s anybody’s guess why Ms. King would turn her father’s accidental drowning – or possible suicide – into something of a civil-rights milestone, but I’m sure her version of events has done nothing to impede her marketability. 

Keywords: [“King”,”abortion”,”Alveda”]
Source: http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2015/03/08/fox-news-hires-alveda-king-who-is-anti-abortion-and-anti-divorce-despite-having-obtained-several-of-each-herself/

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece: ‘My Uncle Would Have Been Very Pro-Life’

Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece says her uncle’s legacy as a civil rights leader has a strong impact on the pro-life movement today. Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, said her uncle’s words show his commitment to respect for life. King, who formerly served in the Georgia state House of Representatives and was a college professor, said she had two abortions herself. His wife accepted that in his stead, because she was like me, she had accepted that agenda without understanding, I believe, but my uncle would have been very pro-life today. The 31st annual March for Life in Washington will take place Jan. 19, and King said her uncle’s crusade for civil rights applies to the pro-life movement today. 

Keywords: [“King”,”uncle”,”today”]
Source: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/01/12/martin-luther-king-jr-s-niece-shares-his-legacy-of-unity-reconciliation-non-violence-and-respect-for-life/

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