Dr. King was not promoting abortion or gay marriage in the 1960’s and when Jesse Jackson moved in on his mantle of leadership in the 70’s, he didn’t push those ideas either.
King was inspired by liberal theologian Paul Tillich and surrounded by left-wing Communist characters during the late 50’s and 60’s from Harry Belafonte to Hunter Pitts (Jack) O’Dell, Bayard Rustin and so on.
King’s biggest problem (and he knew it) was the sexual misconduct. One biography speaks of three women he has long term relationships with other than his wife and its been published and reported numerous times that MLK frequented prostitutes including two of them at a time..
Dr. King was ashamed of what he did, but didn’t find a way out before he died in 1968 and became a symbol of greatness and a hero in the eyes of many people.
And your point is exactly what?
No mortal being worthy of reverencing, treating them as though they need to be is beyond sensible discussion.
Dr King, like many great leaders was a flawed man. History is full of them. Our Founding Fathers were great but also flawed men. I believe it’s what one does to better society in spite of those flaws that make men great. Dr King fought and rightfully so for the equality of all people in this country. It cost him his life. But we as a nation are far better for his fight.