“I have been arrested five times and 1960 put in Alabama jails. My home has been bombed twice. A day seldom passes that my family and I are not the recipients of threats of death. I have been the victim of a near fatal stabbing. So in a real sense I have been battered by the storms of persecution. I must admit that at times I have felt that I could no longer bear such a heavy burden, and have been tempted to retreat to a more quiet and serene life. But every time such a temptation appeared, something came to strengthen and sustain my determination. I have learned now that the Masters burden is light precisely when we take his yoke upon us.”
Believe what you want.
The evidence is there that he was a communist sympathizer, a theological heretic and a notorious womanizer.
If he had a conversion to true Christianity he sure kept it quite. But he was quite vocal about preaching socialism, and social justice disguised in theological terminology.
There are plenty of examples of Godly and courageous black Christians to follow. MLK Jr. was not one of them.
I won’t honor him.
And I sure as h3ll won’t be forced to honor him.