Alveda King, the niece of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says that if you support same-sex marriage equality, you’re going to hell. Your safety of your very soul, she suggests, is dependent upon not supporting marriage for loving same-sex couples, who already have enough rights, King proclaims, in this ad she recorded for the anti-gay Maryland Marriage Alliance.
“Hello, I’m Dr. Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” the ad begins.
“I understand the civil rights struggle. During the Civil Rights Movement, we were working for access to education, to decent housing, jobs, and healthcare. As a minister, I believe that the NAACP leadership and gay rights activists have formed an unholy alliance by trying to convince you and me that marriage should be redefined. We did not define marriage and we cannot redefine marriage. Marriage, by definition, is a holy union between one man and one woman. Gay and lesbian couples already have rights under Maryland law, like priority hospital visitation, sharing property, tax exemption, adoption, and the list goes on. It’s possible to be tolerant of gay and lesbian rights without redefine marriage—God’s holy union. Some preachers are saying that gay marriage is inevitable and that they want to be on the right side of history. Well I believe that we are on the right side of history and the right side of eternity. Support marriage as God’s holy union between one man and one woman—vote against Question Six.”
The right side of eternity. Wow.
Alveda King, as a loyal reader reminded me, has been married and divorced three times. She certainly isn’t redefining marriage, just exercising her right to it, over and over and over again.
In my experience, those who claim to know God’s will, are usually wrong. (Just count the number of GOP candidates who told America it was God’s will they run for office.)
Question Six is Maryland’s ballot measure that will make same-sex marriage legal.
Corretta Scott King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s wife and Alveda’s aunt, said before she passed away, “I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.”
Apparently that was lost on Alveda King, who has done nothing to preserve the true memory of her uncle; rather, she has molested his memory.
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