Martin Luther King’s family split on gay marriage
Youngest child supports ban; wife opposes it Published 10:00 pm PST, Sunday, January 16, 2005. ATLANTA – Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest child lit a torch at her father’s tomb last month to kick off a march advocating a ban on gay marriage, creating a strong image linking the slain civil rights icon to today’s heated social debate. Just nine months earlier, King’s widow defended the rights of gays and lesbians in a speech at a New Jersey college. King never publicly spoke on gay rights while leading the charge toward racial equality in the 1950s and ’60s, but the clash over gay marriage has prompted people close to his legacy to pick sides and interpret how they believe King would stand on the issue if he were alive. Coretta Scott King has often invoked her late husband’s teachings while advocating tolerance of and equality for homosexuals.
Most recently, she denounced the proposed national constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in a speech at New Jersey’s Richard Stockton College. Martin Luther King III, an organizer of the 40th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington, joined his mother in inviting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups to participate. The Kings’ youngest child, Bernice King, helped lead thousands of people in an Atlanta march last month that had an anti-gay agenda. Bernice King, an elder in the church, has declined interview requests over the past month. Alveda King – niece of the slain civil rights leader, founder of the faith-based King for America Inc.
and a vocal opponent of gay marriage – said she joined her cousin in the Atlanta march because she believes her uncle never intended gay rights to be part of the civil rights movement. Beyond King’s family, many who marched alongside him during the equality movement for blacks have drawn on his message of inclusion. King wouldn’t have stood for discrimination of any kind, said the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with King.
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.
Dr. Alveda C. King works toward her purpose in life, to glorify God. Dr. King currently serves as a Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries.
She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness, and healing. The daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, Alveda grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Her family home in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Kentucky. She sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle. Dr. King is a former college professor and served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. The Founder of King for America, Inc., Alveda is also the recipient of a Doctorate of Laws degree from Saint Anselm College and sits on the Board of Georgia Right to Life. 251.To invite Alveda King to speak in your area, contact our SpeakersBureau at 888-735-3448, ext.
Martin Luther King Jr. Niece Alveda King Urges Americans to Vote Pro-Life
Alveda King, the niece of slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., released a handful of election videos today that each contain her message to American voters one day before the important midterm elections: Vote pro-life. King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, has released a series of 30-second videos urging voters to choose a pro-life candidate in every race to be decided Nov. 6. LifeNews depends on the support of readers like you to combat the pro-abortion media. This is the one issue that is at the heart and core of every other issue.