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  • Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?

    01/18/2016 4:46:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18,2016 | BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, ETHAN SACKS
    upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place. The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast — over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. On Monday’s holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single...
  • Ted Cruz: Today We Honor Rev. King, A Sojourner of Justice

    01/18/2016 8:22:57 AM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 18, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    There are moments in our national history that have called Americans to bend the arc of history towards justice. Each moment has required exceptional leadership. Today, we commemorate one such leader who illuminated our nation by his courage and dedication to the truth. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. understood the American potential more fully than it was actualized at the time. He challenged the distorted conventional acceptance of a "separate but equal" citizenry. Instead, he drew upon that promise of our founding that every person is "endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights." Reverend King reminded communities across the...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King and the Social Injustice of Abortion

    01/18/2016 7:23:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 18, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Today, we honor a man whose words agitated, illuminated, inspired and liberated millions. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights warrior with weapons, not of blade or bullet, but of ideas. In 2016, those ideas are spoken by many, yet followed by few. We're a nation still obsessed with the hue of our skin (hello #BlackLivesMatter movement), while ignoring the more valuable substance that lies within. To our own detriment, we often judge a book by its glossy cover. Martin Luther King Jr. was no different. He became enamored with the facade of Planned Parenthood and its glossy cover...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr: In A Class of His Own

    01/18/2016 6:06:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 18, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    Editor's note: This column is an excerpt from Crystal Wright's new book, "Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division."When was the last time anyone heard the "Reverend" Al Sharpton give a sermon? I mean a real one, not a rant that incites racial unrest. Ever since Sharpton came to the defense of Tawana Brawley in 1987, knowing she HAD lied in accusing white men of raping her, he's been a professional race profiteer. Not only did Tawana lie, she lied big time: spreading dog feces on herself then hiding in a trash can...
  • Arkansas governor: Remove Robert E. Lee from King holiday

    01/06/2016 3:32:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2016, 6:11 PM EST | Andrew DeMillo
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he wants lawmakers to end the state's practice of commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day. Speaking to reporters, Hutchinson said the Legislature should give King his own holiday when they meet for their next regular session next year. Arkansas is one of three states to jointly celebrate the black civil rights icon and the white leader of the Confederate Army on the third Monday in January, and a proposal to end that practice failed repeatedly before a House committee last year. ...
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyrs 1963 I Have a Dream speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • Book links JFK murder to killing of RFK and MLK

    01/10/2009 12:11:06 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 84 replies · 1,818+ views
    Philly .com ^ | January 8, 2008
    new, heavily researched book on John F. Kennedy's murder and its investigation sees links with a bagful of sensational stories, including the killing of Martin Luther King Jr. The links connect with the main contention in "Legacy of Secrecy/The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination" (Counterpoint, 848 pages, $33), by Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann, that the assassination was engineered by Carlos Marcello, longtime Mafia boss in New Orleans.
  • Why MLK Would Have Opposed Gay Marriage

    07/12/2015 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | July 12, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Ever notice how the secular left conveniently omits the fact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a devout Christian minister? While, historically, there have certainly been apostate Christians who, in the name of Christ, have abused and taken out of context certain biblical passages to support slavery, segregation, racism and other evils it has been, without fail, true Christians, that is, Bible-believing Christians of every race, color and creed, who have led the charge in defense of all legitimate human (and civil) rights. The Rev. King was one such Christian, and though he and other Christian leaders have,...
  • Clarke: Trayvon Martin,Michael Brown As Civil Rights Figures Desecrate Legacy Of MLK

    03/02/2015 5:11:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jefffrey Poor
    In an interview with The Daily Callers Ginni Thomas published on Sunday, Milwaukee Co., WI Sheriff David Clarke cautioned against making the likes of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown into civil rights figures, arguing doing so desecrates the legacy of figures of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Abortion Activists Hurl Racial Insults at Martin Luther King Jrs Pro-Life Niece

    02/10/2015 5:12:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | Feb 10, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Alveda King is the niece of late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and she is also actively pro-life. The younger King was at the March for Life in Washington D.C. in January for pro-life events and, there, members of the radical pro-abortion group Stop Patriarchy hurled racist and sexist insults at her as she led a one-woman, non-violent protest against their antics. Wearing white pants splattered with fake blood, a few dozen members of the group gathered in front of the Supreme Court, harassing marchers and trying to tear down the signs that were set up for the...
  • Sarah Palin stirs up another media feeding frenzy

    01/30/2015 10:19:59 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 132 replies ^ | 27 January 2015 | M Catharine Evans
    Sarah Palin is being smeared in headlines from the Huffington Post to the Washington Examiner for her 35-minute speech at Saturdays Iowa Freedom Summit. In 2015, Palinophobia is as palpable as it was in 2008. After six years, the media still tears into the superstar from Wasilla like rabid dogs. The Washington Examiner's Byron York called the speech "long, rambling and at times barely coherent ... By the time Palin finished speaking, it was hard for anyone to believe she truly is 'seriously interested' in running for president." From Huffington Post: "Sarah Palin's Bizarre Iowa Speech Gets Thanks From...
  • American to the Core

    01/20/2015 4:58:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 19, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE FINAL words of his final speech, delivered from the pulpit of the Mason Temple Church of God in Memphis on April 3, 1968, eerily foreshadowed the next day's catastrophe."Like anybody, I would like to live a long life," the Rev. Martin Luther King told his listeners, who had braved a thunderstorm to be there. "Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain…. I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to...
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Sparks Outrage on Instagram

    01/02/2015 5:35:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 1/02/15 | Sierra Marquina
    Bold move. Madonnas been busy on Instagram promoting her upcoming 13th studio album Rebel Hearts by Photoshopping her cover art look onto famous heads like Marilyn Monroe and Homer Simpson. The iconic singer, however, upset fans when she took it a step further and began altering the famous faces of world leaders like civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. This #rebelheart had a dream! the Like a Virgin songstress captioned a Photoshopped image of MLK Jr. on Friday, Jan. 2, replicating her album cover, which features her face tied with black...
  • Students Call on Washington and Lee to Apologize for Lee

    04/21/2014 1:35:40 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 53 replies ^ | April 21, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Black students at Washington and Lee University have demanded that the board of trustees denounce one of the two namesakes of the Virginia school, Confederate general Robert E. Lee, or face acts of civil disobedience. The students are calling for the school to apologize for Lees racist and dishonorable conduct, remove Confederate flags from the chapel, and ban Confederate reenactors from the campus on Lee-Jackson Day (a state holiday), according to the Washington Post. General Lee, who served as the schools president after the Civil War, is buried on the school grounds beneath the campus chapel. The tension stemmed from...
  • Students Demand Acknowledgement of Robert E. Lee's 'Racist and Dishonorable Conduct'

    04/18/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 71 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st....
  • Workzone: Black teen unemployment rate almost twice U.S. average

    01/20/2014 4:41:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 1/18/14 | Ann Belser
    School children all over the country know that Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There have been essay contests to commemorate the holiday, and classes nationwide will be listening to recordings of the civil rights leader's 1963 "I Had a Dream" speech. Fulfilling that dream, however, won't be helped by the fact that the unemployment rate for black teenagers is 35.5 percent. The rate for all teenagers is 20.2 percent.
  • Cornel West: MLK 50 Was 'Coronation of Bonafide House Negro of Obama Plantation...Al Sharpton'

    08/31/2013 12:11:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/31/13 | Noel Sheppard
    West had some harsh comments for MSNBC's Al Sharpton and Michael Eric Dyson Friday. Early in the radio show "Smiley and West," West said of the previous day's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s March on Washington, "We saw of course the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton, supported by the Michael Dysons and others whove really prostituted themselves intellectually in a very ugly and vicious way"...
  • The Legacy of Liberalism

    08/31/2013 5:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 31, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington is causing a lot of people in my generation to reminisce. In doing so, it is hard not to be struck by two puzzling facts: (a) the fall of racial barriers to success almost everywhere and (b) the lack of economic progress in the black community as a whole, relative to whites. On the one hand, it would seem that a black in America can achieve almost anything, even being elected president of the United States. On the other hand, if we compare the economic condition of blacks and...
  • Without Malice, With Charity

    08/29/2013 4:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 29, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My favorite place in Washington is the Lincoln Memorial. Its grand size, pivotal location and sweeping view of our capital city are a backdrop for the inspirational addresses inscribed on its walls. Lincoln's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address are there for all visitors to read. In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln's most well-known speech, he never uses the word "I" or "me;" instead, he focuses on our nation. He closes by asking the nation to be more, to do more. "It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from...
  • Obama holds Martin Luther King as personal hero

    08/28/2013 4:46:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2013 6:32 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    Barack Obama was two years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, the nations first black president will stand as the most high-profile example of the racial progress King espoused, delivering remarks Wednesday at a nationwide commemoration of the 1963 demonstration for jobs, economic justice and racial equality. Obama believes his success in attaining the nations highest political office is a testament to the dedication of King and others, and that he would not be the current Oval Office...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Real Message

    08/28/2013 4:30:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Amid the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one complaint became almost a refrain: What about economic justice? After all, the official title of the event was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The line "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" resides in the rhetorical pantheon with "Four score and seven years ago" and "We the People of the United States, in order to form...
  • March on Washington 2013 More Liberal Distortion

    08/26/2013 4:30:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 26, 2013 | Star Parker
    Looking over the program for the coming festivities in Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington, and Dr. Kings famous August 28, 1963 I have a dream speech, its hard to not feel sober about the whole thing. I say sober because there is good news and bad news. Whats the good news? There has been monumental progress in the quality of life, on average, that black Americans lead today compared to 1963. The bad news? Fifty years is a long time, and the progress that has been achieved is not nearly what it...
  • Rep. John Lewis: Look to MLK as American Founding Father

    08/25/2013 2:32:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies ^ | August 25, 2013 | Amy Woods
    Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis -- who as a 23-year old civil rights activist helped organize the 1963 "March on Washington" -- said on Sunday that Martin Luther King, Jr. should be looked upon as one of America's founding fathers. Lewis said that he "saw hundreds and hundreds of young people" at the 50th anniversary events in Washington on Saturday, and "I said to myself, 'This is it', Dr. King must be looked upon as one of the founding fathers of a new America," said Lewis on ABC's "This Week." "He helped hold us together."
  • Lets Talk About Race

    08/25/2013 9:21:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 25, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    As we approach on August 28th the 50th anniversary of the I Have a Dream speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, some people have stated we need to have a national conversation about race. I agree and I would like to do that, hopefully without hitting on too many tired clichs. Despite the fact that we have a Black President, the emphasis on race in this society seems not to have taken a vacation. In fact, it appears to have been exacerbated. Recently many people have criticized President Obama for not doing enough about the disintegrating black family structure. We...
  • The Speech, the Dream, and Me

    08/20/2013 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 20, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    It was an atypical August summer day in Washington, D.C., 50 years ago next week. Temperatures were in the low 80s, about 10 degrees cooler than normal. Skies were partly cloudy. Most government officials were vacationing. I was a young copyboy at the NBC News Washington bureau. Correspondent Jack Perkins asked me to accompany him to hear a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial. What I knew about African-Americans ("negroes" they were called then when people wanted to be polite; much worse when they did not) was limited to my experience with two maids employed...
  • Pastors Must Take Back Civil Rights Movement

    08/19/2013 3:36:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 19, 2013 | Star Parker
    The purging of Grammy Award winner Donnie McClurkin from performing at a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech should serve as yet another wakeup call to Christian black Americans. McClurkin, a black pastor and gospel music superstar, was asked to step down from his featured performance by Washington Mayor Vincent Gray as result of pressure from homosexual activists. McClurkin preaches against the homosexual lifestyle from his pulpit and says he himself departed and was saved from this lifestyle through God's mercy. Political...
  • Will More EEO Make the Dream Live?

    03/12/2013 8:08:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 11, 2013 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    From the early days of the Montgomery (Alabama) Improvement Association in which Dr. King became the first president in December 1955, to the March on Washington in August of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement went beyond giving blacks a chance to escape poverty. In an amazingly short time, employment, housing, and educational opportunities were abound. At the time of Kings assassination, the black quest for economic equality seemed achievable. Kings greater dream, however, of complete racial harmony remains quite elusive. A perennial question for me is: What steps must be taken to eradicate the specter of racism from our...
  • Honoring Successful Black Americans

    02/25/2013 6:22:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    During black history month, we rightly celebrate men like black abolitionist Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr. At pivotal points in America's history, these men took a stand for equal rights for black Americans. But it's time we honor the achieving black Americans who have taken advantage of those rights, applied their skills, overcome obstacles, and achieved their piece of the American Dream. Though thankful for their freedom and opportunity, many now rail against the culture of victim-hood that sadly contributes to high black unemployment, black-on-black crime, and the explosion of fatherless families in black America. One such man...
  • Could Dr. King Have Given the Inaugural Benediction?

    01/21/2013 6:06:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 21, 2013 | Star Parker
    The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this years presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality. Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed, but because of words he said -- words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin. Lets recall that freedom of religion appears in the First Amendment of our constitution, alongside the protection of freedom of speech. So what...
  • Star Parker: Are MLK's Christian Values Welcome Today?

    01/21/2013 1:06:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 21, 2013 | Star Parker
    The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year's presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality. Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed, but because of words he said -- words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin. Let's recall that freedom of religion appears in the First Amendment of our constitution, alongside the protection of freedom of speech. So what...
  • In His Own Words

    01/18/2013 8:40:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Every year he grows more ceremonial, distant, symbolic, less alive. It is the fate of heroes. Their pictures are relegated to banners, their words become clichs, their very names become streets and boulevards instead of a living presence. Icons. Washington, Lincoln, Lee, Martin Luther King. . . . Our familiarity with them may not breed contempt exactly, but a kind of boredom, and indifference. Haven't we heard it all before? Maybe, but have we listened before? How long has it been since we've really heard his words and felt their force? And their continuing, insistent relevance. Instead our heroes become...
  • Rick Perry: Say, Im not too happy about Obamas gun control

    01/17/2013 10:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | January 17, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    OK, raise your hands — how many of you are surprised by this? Governor Rick Perry gave Barack Obama a Texas-sized pushback on the new gun-control agenda at the White House: “The Vice President’s committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.“Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.“There is evil prowling in the...
  • The New Racial Derangement Syndrome

    12/19/2012 9:54:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country -- and it is getting ugly. Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: "I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?" Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip "Saturday Night Live" audience even gave Foxx applause. Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, "Happy white peoples (sic) independence day ..." Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary...
  • Thoughts for Martin Luther King Day [was very pro Israel]

    01/17/2012 11:47:02 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Jan 15, 2012
    What would Martin Luther King dream about today? ... During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israel- Arab conflict, stating Israels right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable. It was no accident that King emphasized security in his statements on the Middle East. On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his tragic assassination, he spoke out with clarity and directness stating, peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right...
  • Obama Compares Himself to Martin Luther King

    08/14/2011 10:59:03 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 49 replies
    White House dossier ^ | August 14, 2011, 12:15 pm | Keith Koffler
    At a small, exclusive New York City fundraiser Thursday night featuring the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Obama compared himself and his agenda to that of Martin Luther King Jr. And now that King has his own memorial on the Mall I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times. There was a decade that followed the great successes of Birmingham and Selma in which he was just struggling, fighting the good fight, and scorned, and many...
  • Obama Stopped Using MLK's Oval Office Rug Quote After Notified in 2008 of 'Borrowed' Origin

    09/04/2010 10:50:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Saturday, August 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    The news of Barack Obama's new Oval Office rug containing a favorite quote used by Obama that he attributed to Martin Luther King was taken from a sermon by 19th century Unitarian minister Theodore Parker has taken an interesting twist with research by Freeper Enchante (and Hot Air)showing that in 2008 Obama stopped using the quote in stump speeches after his presidential campaign was informed its origin by Unitarian Rev. Matt Tittle:In April, during the presidential primary season, I perked up from the usual din of campaign rhetoric when I heard then-candidate Barack Obama say (referring to Dr. Martin Luther...
  • Called on the Carpet: Obama's New WH Rug Muffs History

    09/04/2010 12:10:56 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 25 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/04/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    He grew up in Indonesia, his father was a Kenyan, and he's been fighting the perception that he isn't much of an American since he became a nationally known entity. Unfortunately for President Obama, his redecoration of the Oval Office is not helping by making him seem just as ignorant about America as his critics claim. This latest gaffe is in the expensive rug he commissioned that has woven onto it a quote mis-attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr. Obama's rug has attributed to King an oft-repeated line, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward...
  • Oval Office rug gets history wrong

    09/04/2010 5:46:14 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/04/2010 | Jamie Stiehm
    A mistake has been made in the Oval Office makeover that goes beyond the beige. President Obama's new presidential rug seemed beyond reproach, with quotations from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. woven along its curved edge. "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." According media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King. Except it's not a King quote. The words belong to a long-gone Bostonian champion of social progress. His roots in the republic ran so deep...
  • The left's Hypocrisy of 'tolerance', from Glenn Beck to Cordoba House

    08/29/2010 6:09:36 AM PDT · by agee · 9 replies
    Glenn Beck's 8/28 event felt like a revival, not a political rally. I can't help thinking that a certain Baptist preacher with deep roots in the south would have approved. The naked attempts to create controversy where there was none demonstrates a scared, intolerant, and hypocritical liberal establishment. From the article; The left in America has long held an excruciatingly painful view of tolerance. Examples that typify the lefts tolerant behavior include suing a school for a student-led prayer or asking a park to tear down a cross in the dessert. Another prominent example of liberal tolerance includes going after...
  • Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Houston

    07/14/2009 12:43:50 PM PDT · by Abathar · 56 replies · 2,756+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | unknown
    Who knew? A billboard proclaiming that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican has stirred a religious and political hornets' nest in Houston, where a church leader is trying to draw black voters into the Republican Party. The jumbo-sized roadside ad made its contentious claim for about a week -- until a local black activist charged that the sign unjustly politicized King's legacy and was hurting his community by telling a "blatant lie." "Martin Luther King may have very well believed in some of the Christian principles of the Republican Party, but Dr. Martin Luther King was...
  • Dr. Alveda King Calls Comparison of Tiller to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 'Offensive Beyond Belief'

    06/09/2009 12:51:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies · 1,228+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 6/9/09 | Priests for Life
    Contact: Margaret,Priests for Life,888-735-3448, ext. 251ATLANT,June 9/Christian Newswire/-- Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today reacted to remarks by late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart that compared the killing of George Tiller to the assassination of her uncle."For LeRoy Carhart to mention the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who worked through peaceful and non-violent means, in the same breath with that of George Tiller, whose work ended peace and brought violence to babies in the womb, is offensive beyond belief," said Dr. King. "The analogy is just wrong.""Dr....
  • COULTER: LIBERAL VICTIMHOOD: A GAME YOU CAN PLAY AT HOME (Caroline Comforted by her Pony Macaroni)

    01/28/2009 2:43:20 PM PST · by Syncro · 63 replies · 2,504+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Jan 28, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    LIBERAL VICTIMHOOD: A GAME YOU CAN PLAY AT HOMEJanuary 28, 2009I notice that liberals have not challenged the overall thesis of my rocketing bestseller, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America," which is that liberals always play the victim in order to advance, win advantages and oppress others. I guess that would be hard to do when the corrupt Democratic governor of Illinois is running around comparing himself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Indeed, you can't turn on the TV without seeing some liberal playing victim to score the game-winning point. Caroline Kennedy tried...
  • Pastors, scholars at Dallas conference voice support for Jeremiah Wright

    03/29/2008 2:54:33 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 39 replies · 698+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 28, 2008 | Jeffrey Weiss
    More than two dozen well-known black preachers and scholars, in Dallas for a long-planned conference, offered unequivocal support Friday for one of their number who was not there. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, now world-famous as the former pastor and spiritual mentor of presidential candidate Barack Obama, was to be the guest of honor at the Black Church Summit held by Brite Divinity School. Amid the recent controversy about some of his sermons, Dr. Wright decided not to attend, but the summit started Friday as scheduled. Most of the event was not open to the media, but several of the scholars...
  • Why Martin Luther King Was Republican

    11/01/2007 6:04:11 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 92 replies · 709+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/16/2006 | Frances Rice
    It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started...
  • JFK and RFK Were Right to Wiretap MLK

    01/15/2007 12:32:26 PM PST · by kellynla · 29 replies · 2,236+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Allan H. Ryskind
    The Kennedy Administration engaged in an unforgivable act of government intrusion when it wiretapped Dr. Martin Luther King. That view is baked into the history books, and Jimmy Carter was just reprising this theme in his eulogy to Coretta Scott King. But the truth is that the famous civil rights leader brought those wiretaps on himself. This is not an untold story, as much as it is a forgotten one. The Cold War was in full swing in late 1963 when Bobby Kennedy authorized the first King wiretap. On JFK's watch, Khrushchev had put up the Berlin Wall and had...
  • Stuck in Lincoln's Land

    05/04/2005 11:02:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 897+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 5, 2005 | DAVID BROOKS
    On Sept. 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln gathered his cabinet to tell them he was going to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. He said he had made a solemn vow to the Almighty that if God gave him victory at Antietam, Lincoln would issue the decree. Lincoln's colleagues were stunned. They were not used to his basing policy on promises made to the Lord. They asked him to repeat what he'd just said. Lincoln conceded that "this might seem strange," but "God had decided the question in favor of the slaves." I like to think about this episode when I hear militant...
  • Split in Martin Luther King's own family reflects larger debate over gay marriage

    01/17/2005 11:52:28 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 1,073+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/05 | AP
    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. But 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...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Exploited, Not Celebrated

    01/17/2005 6:49:32 PM PST · by carolinacrazy · 7 replies · 332+ views ^ | 1/17/2005 | Blake Elliott
    On a day meant to celebrate a great man and his legacy, all Americans should be grateful. We should all be grateful for our freedom, for our quality of life, for our neighbors, and for this entire country we call home. Yet every year new outcries of inequality and hatred arise on this day. What a shame for Dr. Kings legacy.
  • Statement of Senator Zell Miller, (D) in U.S. Senate today

    12/15/2004 5:14:09 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 3,833+ views
    Private Email | DECEMBER 15, 2004 | SENATOR ZELL MILLER, GA.
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) today delivered the following statement on the floor of the United States Senate addressing several social issues facing the country: "The Old Testament prophet Amos was a sheep herder who lived back in the Judean hills, away from the larger cities of BethlehemJerusalem. Compared to the intellectual urbanites like Isaiah and Jeremiah, he was just an unsophisticated country hick. "But Amos had a unique grasp of political and social issues and his poetic literary skill was among the best of all the prophets. That familiar quote of Martin Luther King, Jr. about 'Justice...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 1.15.04

    01/15/2004 4:21:38 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 377 replies · 512+ views, | 1.15.04 | ohioWfan
    The President had a very busy day today, leaving this morning for New Orleans, Louisiana, appearing first at a roundtable discussion on faith-based initiatives, then at Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church where he spoke to faith based and community leaders, and finally at a fundraising luncheon at the National D Day Museum. He then traveled to Atlanta, Georgia where, accompanied by Coretta Scott King and King's daughter, Christine King Ferris, he placed a wreath on the tomb of Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 75th birthday, and this evening is at a fundraiser this evening...