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  • ‘Selma’ distorts the truth about LBJ

    01/06/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Before I came to dislike the movie “Selma,” I was deeply moved by it. Twice it brought me to tears. A crane shot of Martin Luther King Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was one such moment, and so was the vicious attack on John Lewis — bravely, steadfastly walking into the beating he knew was coming. Today, Lewis is a member of Congress. Forever, he’ll be an American hero. Too bad, though, that the movie had to go Hollywood on Lyndon Baines Johnson, who, as if from the grave, has bellowed his protest. In its...
  • MLK: homosexuality a 'problem' with a 'solution'

    01/26/2014 3:24:46 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 19 replies ^ | January 26, 2014 | Matt Barber
    The left has hijacked MLK's dream. For decades now, this pleasure-based, sex-centric political movement – delineated by deviant sexual appetites and behaviors – has ridden his coattails. They've dared to equate demands for celebration of bad behavior to Christian notions of racial equality. They've perverted the genuine civil rights movement to fit their own disingenuous designs.
  • Meacham Lowers Bar For Obama: Country Has 'Unrealistic Expectations'

    08/28/2013 9:41:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Presidential historian Jon Meacham did his best on Morning Joe this morning to lower the bar for President Obama's speech today commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. "The country has put an enormous amount of expectation on him . . . since he first came on the stage in 2004 . . . we sometimes have-often have--unrealistic expectations of the office," empathized Meacham. Nice try. But wasn't it Barack Obama himself who raised expectations to absurd heights? Does this phrase ring a bell, Mr. Meacham?: "I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able...
  • Martin Luther King’s Daughter: ‘Life Begins In a Woman’s Womb’

    08/26/2013 9:15:36 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    CnsNews ^ | August 26, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Bernice King "it all begins – as does life – begins in a woman’s womb,” King said. “And so we incubate, we nurture and we birth out things and we can never, ever forget that." The enraged sponsors went wild...
  • Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Removed from MLK Concert

    08/11/2013 3:42:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 71 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | August 11, 2013 | Staff
    Ex-gay gospel singer who says God delivered him from being gay was removed from a concert lineup at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after a request from Washington's mayor. The Washington Post reports singer Donnie McClurkin was scheduled to perform at the concert Saturday evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Several gay rights activities objected to his participation ahead of the event. Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for Mayor Vincent Gray, says the Grammy-winning singer decided not perform because the purpose of the event was to bring people together.
  • Alveda King On Racism, Reproductive Genocide & Sexual Perversion

    08/06/2013 7:49:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Alveda King's Blog ^ | 8-6-13 | Dr. Alveda King
    “Yes, we are facing difficult days. Yet there is hope ahead. Have faith and love for every member of the human race. It is time to hate the sin and love the sinner. We can set the example with personal and communal repentance, revival, restoration, rebuilding, recovery and renewal.” For Alveda King, “it’s all about redemption.” Her uncle once said: “We must discover the power of love, the power – the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will be able to make men...
  • Hell hath no fury like an atheist scorned

    04/07/2013 3:37:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4-3-13 | Craig Brown
    Over the past few years, evangelical atheists have switched places with fire-and-brimstone Christians: where once it was the Christians who brooked no disagreement, now it is the atheists; and it is the atheists, too, who perform cartwheels on the heads of pins. Christopher Hitchens once even managed to argue of the Reverend Martin Luther King, of all people, that ‘In no real as opposed to nominal sense . . . was he a Christian’. A weaselly self-righteousness is now the hallmark of the celebrity unbeliever. Meanwhile, it is the Christian who nods diligently in any discussion, taking pains to reassure the atheists...
  • Mrs. Obama Almost Makes You Forget That Her Husband Supports...

    09/06/2012 5:35:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | 5Sept2012 | Dr. Alveda King
    'Mrs. Obama Almost Makes You Forget That Her Husband Supports Killing Babies and Killing Natural Marriage. Almost…' The First Lady of America took the grandstand last night in a rousing speech. As the emails flooded into my cache, with the pros and cons, I wrote back to one sincere young lady: "She looked beautiful and proves that she's nearly as much a consummate skilled politician as her husband. She almost makes you forget that her husband supports killing babies and destroying natural marriage. Almost..." In comparison to Mrs. Romney's sincere and impassioned speech in support of her husband last week,...
  • “MLK was fair and compassionate with Rustin: Christian compassion does not mean endorsing sin”

    05/24/2012 1:42:03 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Priests for Life-Alveda King's blog ^ | 5-24-12 | Dr. Alveda King
    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things, (better than Utopia) will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33 The 21st century homosexual lobby likes to point to the professional relationship between my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin, his openly homosexual staffer who left the movement at the height of the campaign. Rustin attempted to convince Uncle M. L. that homosexual rights were equal with civil rights. Uncle M. L. did not agree, and would not attach the homosexual agenda to the 20th century civil rights struggles. So Mr. Rustin...
  • Jackie O: MLK Was Terrible, FDR a Phony

    09/17/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 95 replies · 1+ views ^ | 091711 | Cort Kirkwood
    The truth is out. The leading lady of liberal America between 1960 and her death in 1994, the standard setter of au courant women with her pillbox hats, bouffant hairstyle, and jet-set friends, the Guinevere to Camelot’s King Arthur himself, didn’t much care for lesbians and Martin Luther King and other leftist world leaders. The tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (shown as a young First Lady, left) are out, as The New American reported, and their first installment weeks ago revealed that she thought Vice President Lyndon Johnson, the most prodigious and successful election thief in American history, had a...
  • Steve Jobs and Dr. King

    08/29/2011 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 29, 2011 | Star Parker
    Two names loom large in today’s news. Two names that ordinarily we wouldn’t think about together. But, in the great struggle now unfolding before us for our nation’s future, it seems to me these two quintessential Americans are worth thinking about in light of each other. One is Steve Jobs. The other is Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Jobs, of course, is in the headlines because of his decision to step down and retire from Apple, the company he co-founded, from which he later got fired, and to which he subsequently returned and resurrected. Dr. King is in the news...
  • Martin Luther King's Daughter: 'Lincoln Remembered for Signing the Declaration of Independence'

    At a ceremony to honor the opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in our nation's capital Friday, the late civil rights leader's daughter Bernice made an historical error that would evoke tremendous ridicule and derision if she were a conservative. BERNICE KING: "But as I close, I close with the recognition that daddy is standing, Lincoln is seated. Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence. Daddy being remembered as standing up for truth and standing up for justice and standing up for righteousness and standing up for peace and standing up for freedom. Daddy is now...
  • Christian leaders rally against gay activists 'hijacking' Martin Luther King legacy

    01/17/2011 11:23:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CNA ^ | 1/17/11 | Kevin Jones
    Atlanta, Ga., Jan 17, 2011 / 02:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the observance of Martin Luther King Day, African-American leaders noted the slain civil rights figure’s Christian position on cultural issues like abortion and sexual ethics. Illinois religious and political leaders also organized to challenge the “hijacking” of the civil rights movement by homosexual political activists. Dr. Alveda King, full-time director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and King’s niece, cited her uncle’s advice columns written for Ebony magazine in 1957 and 1958.“In advising men and women on questions of personal behavior 50 years ago, Uncle Martin sounded no...
  • Dr. Alveda King to Address the Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial August 28

    08/26/2010 11:28:07 AM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    Priests for ^ | August 20, 2010
    Dr. Alveda King to Address the Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial August 28Priests for Life FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 20, 2010 Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on her upcoming appearance at the August 28th Restoring Honor Rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial organized by commentator Glenn Beck. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, like the Lincoln Memorial itself, belongs to all Americans. I am participating in Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally not to advance any political agenda, but to advance...
  • Documentary Exposes Abortion as The Evolution of Racism and Black Genocide

    06/10/2010 4:00:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 369+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/10/10 | Theresa Casta
    June 4, 2010 ( - The new documentary film Maafa 21 provides a convincing argument that "...legalized abortion is more than just a crime against humanity, it is also the continuation of a 150 year old racial agenda, that was founded in black genocide." The film offers an in-depth look at the plight of African Americans after the end of slavery, and demonstrates some of the shocking similarities between Hitler's Germany and 20th century America. After viewing the powerful film, Congressman Trent Franks remarked: "We never quite seem to be so eloquent when we decry all the crimes of a past...
  • Martin Luther King Jr's Niece Blasts Harry Reid on Abortion Bill-Slavery Comments

    12/09/2009 3:57:39 PM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 1,545+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/9/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is upset by the comments Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made about opponents of the pro-abortion Senate health care bill. Reid compared opposition to the bill, which funds abortions, to the 19th-century debate over slavery. Reid on Monday said Republicans opposed to the bill were displaying the same mindset as those who supported slavery.“If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right,” Reid said. “When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said, ‘Slow down, it’s...
  • MLK's “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend” is a Hoax

    01/15/2009 5:29:34 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Camera/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/15/09 | Yidwithlid
    Jews like Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (pictured above with the beard) marched with Martin Luther King Jr. on the road to civil rights. Rev. King marched with the Jews on the road to a secure Israel. About six years ago, I was writing an article for Jewish World Review and quoted parts of the famous Martin Luther King Jr. Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend. Just as the article was about to run I got an e-mail from Editor-in-Chief Binyamin Jolkovsky informing me that the letter was a hoax, he sent me the article from CAMERA quoted below. The bad news...
  • King children sue brother, father's estate

    07/12/2008 9:44:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 167+ views
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2008 | Josh Levs
    Two of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are suing their brother, accusing him of wrongfully taking money from their parents' estates. Bernice King and Martin Luther King III allege that Dexter King took "substantial funds" out of Coretta Scott King's estate and "wrongfully appropriated" money from their father's estate. The suit, filed Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court, serves as a very public fissure in an iconic family that has always professed unity, particularly as questions have swirled around some of their financial dealings. In a written statement Friday, Dexter King called the suit "inappropriate and false." "I'm...
  • 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...
  • Civil Rights Deconstructed

    02/12/2008 8:54:00 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 99+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 12, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Civil Rights Deconstructed by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 12, 2008 We’ve come a long way from Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech in which he exhorted listeners to judge others, if they must, on content of character rather than color of skin. “Colorblind discourse asserts that any consideration of race is itself racist,” Priya Kandaswamy writes in the latest issue of Radical Teacher. “It protects racism by making it invisible, and has been instrumental in the preservation of white privilege within universities through the dismantling of affirmative action in admissions and hiring, the delegitimization of scholarship that interrogates...
  • 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...
  • A King Statue 'Made In China'

    08/18/2007 2:28:42 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 21 replies · 895+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/16/07 | Ariana Eunjung Chu
    CHANGSHA, China -- Inside a cavernous studio in this steamy inland city, Lei Yixin is molding clay into the shape of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Lei scrutinizes every inch of the models -- the direction of King's gaze, the crinkle of his clothes, the way his arms are folded -- knowing that the final product will make its home among the other great American monuments in Washington. For China's artists, the selection of Lei as the lead sculptor for the project, to be unveiled in 2009 on the Mall, is a triumphant moment. It is a recognition of...
  • For Boston Globe, 'American Dream' = More Big Government

    07/24/2006 6:34:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 808+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 24, 2006 - 09:22 Complete this sentence: The American Dream is the notion that all Americans, regardless of race, country of origin or obstacles to overcome can succeed, providing they . . . I'm guessing that for most people, the answer was along the lines "work hard." Not for the Boston Globe. In an editorial of this morning, American Dream Hopes, the Globe has managed to stand the American Dream on its head. What is required to achieve the American Dream is not self-reliance, hard work, gumption, etc. No, what we need to succeed are government-provided...
  • Activist Gives Lecture Amid Protests

    01/19/2006 8:51:08 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 546+ views
    Daily Nexus ^ | January 18, 2006 | Kaitlin Pike
    More than 100 students, faculty and community members - about 20 of them protesters - attended controversial academic and activist Ward Churchill’s lecture in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. last night, both to listen and, for some, to attempt debate. Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder,...some questioned his credentials, viewpoints, and claim to Native American heritage. Advocates “any means possible” ... “Any means” can include the use of violence, ... “Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens,” in which he referred to victims of the 9/11 attacks on the...
  • Freep this AOL Poll

    02/08/2006 9:03:20 AM PST · by UB355 · 27 replies · 1,190+ views
    AOL ^ | 2/8/2006 | AOL
    Do you think some of the remarks at Coretta Scott King's funeral were too political?
  • BET passes on televising Coretta Scott King's funeral

    02/08/2006 7:15:51 AM PST · by wjersey · 16 replies · 1,138+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/8/2006 | Gail Shister
    Coretta Scott King or Kanye West? BET went West. In a shocker, Black Entertainment Television took a pass on live coverage of the King funeral yesterday, going instead with its usual lineup of music-video shows from noon to 3 p.m. "Was it an easy call? Absolutely not," says Michael Lewellen, BET's senior vice president for corporate communications. "We weighed a number of different options. In the end, we chose to offer a different kind of experience for BET viewers." BET streamed live coverage on its Web site. On TV, it ran taped, 60-second cut-ins from the funeral by BET senior...
  • Hillary Goes Back To Her "Roots". Calls Congress a Plantation?

    01/17/2006 6:36:11 AM PST · by rabair · 1 replies · 284+ views ^ | January 17, 2006 | Randy
    Apparently Hillary thinks that there is a comparison between what the slaves endured, to what Democrats in Congress endure.
  • Martin Luther King's Conservative Legacy

    01/16/2006 7:41:10 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 838+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | January 16, 2006 | Carolyn Garris
    It is time for conservatives to lay claim to the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. King was no stalwart conservative, yet his core beliefs, such as the power and necessity of faith-based association and self-government based on absolute truth and moral law, are profoundly conservative. Modern liberalism rejects these ideas, while conservatives place them at the center of their philosophy. Despite decades of its appropriation by liberals, King’s message was fundamentally conservative. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, triggered by Rosa Parks’ refusal to abide by local segregation laws, sparked King’s rise from ministering a small church in Montgomery to...
  • Backers of cross on L.A. County seal point out Dr. King's legacy

    01/18/2005 1:20:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 267+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. | LISA WAHLA HOWARD
    HOLLYWOOD - Just as Martin Luther King Jr. strove for justice for African Americans, the people who want Los Angeles County to keep the cross on its seal say they are striving to keep intact the symbol of the Judeo-Christian values King promoted. At a rally Monday, the day set aside nationwide to celebrate King's legacy, speakers at the Hollywood Ramada Inn encouraged residents to finish collecting the 341,212 signatures needed by March 1 to retain the seal's cross. "Where do we think Martin Luther King Jr.'s ideas of equality, humanity and love our neighbor came from? They came from...
  • 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. King’s legacy.
  • King would have supported gay 'marriage,' (Commie) ex-aide says

    01/13/2005 10:18:41 PM PST · by kattracks · 24 replies · 1,309+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/14/05 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Martin Luther King Jr. would have supported same-sex "marriage," a former aide to the slain civil rights leader said last night at an event sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum.     Speaking of King's "Christian commitment to a socially conscious democracy," former Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) activist Jack O'Dell asked, "Why would he exclude people because of their sexual preference?"     The homosexual rights movement is "another dimension of the struggle for human rights," Mr. O'Dell said at an annual observance of King's birth, held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. He described as "unconscionable" the November...
  • There is a medical problem with being blind to race(CA Prop54-Another lie from the Houston Chron)

    09/01/2003 10:54:29 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 23 replies · 428+ views
    Have you heard about the latest California crusade? It's called Proposition 54, and it's based on the utopian ideal that race doesn't matter. The proposition stipulates that state and local officials can't collect or use information regarding someone's race, ethnicity, color or national origin for the purpose of public education, public contracting, public employment or other government operations. The mastermind behind Prop. 54 is a mild-mannered man by the name of Ward Connerly. He also happens to be African-American. But people are warned not to use that term in his presence. As Connerly sees it, race isn't real. Well, in...