In their ongoing attempt to mislead on a number of fronts, homosexual activists are once again trying to co-opt Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and make him one of their own; claiming equality with the civil rights struggle of African Americans.
Michael Long's soon to be released book, "Keeping It Straight?" says MLK would have been an advocate for homosexual "marriage."
Dr. King's own daughter has repeatedly said her father saw homosexuality as a "problem," not something to be advanced, affirmed or advocated.
The Christian Post looked into this. Here's what they found:
The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of The Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, told The Christian Post that in studying King's speeches, he could not conceive the civil rights leader heading a gay rights movement.
"King was a man sent by God to do His will and there is no way that you can have that type of relationship with God and accept wrong as right," Peterson told CP. "In the scriptures it says that homosexuality is an abomination against God."
However, the author of the controversial new book, Long, has decided to assert that King would have been a gay activist.
"Dr. King never publicly welcomed gays at the front gate of his beloved community. But he did leave behind a key for them - his belief that each person is sacred, free and equal to all to others," Long said, attempting to infer that universal freedom and equality would equate to an acceptance of homosexuality.
In a CNN report, the author recently highlighted a 1958 letter published in Ebony magazine. In the letter, King responded to an anonymous boy who was confused about his homosexuality.
"I am a boy," the anonymous person wrote. "But I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don't want my parents to know about me. What can I do?"
King, responded to the boy by calling his feelings toward the same gender a "problem," but stating that he could find a "solution."
Those advocating to redefine marriage in the legislative hearings today in Olympia will bring children and stories to the mic in their testimonies. Many claims will be made in the effort to redefine marriage. Promises of religious or "conscience" exemptions will be assured for those and their churches in what Rep. Jamie Pedersen calls the "dwindling minority." Appeals for so-called equality and fairness will ring across the Capitol Campus and the halls of Washington State government today.
Civil rights-human rights-fairness-equality will be the demands of the day. Those advocating to redefine marriage and those who are following them with their vote will claim a "badge of courage" for their actions, while the media rushes to their presses and microphones to quickly affirm it all in a hundred creative ways.
Not to worry that these marriage bills actually advocate for "special rights" not equal rights. Their version of "marriage" is still discriminatory. Many groupings of people will be required to further revise "marriage" in order to discover their own "marriage equality." And the precedent will be set.
Should these people prevail, religious freedoms will be eroded and undermined. Biblical churches will be called out on their advocacy for and practice of Scriptural teaching on homosexuality. It's only a matter of where. And who will be targeted first.
Lost to many in the public, will be the truth that same-sex "marriage" advocates, who already have the benefits of marriage, see the word "marriage" as an affirmation to the lifestyle that has been condemned by every major religion and every successful civilization in the past 5000 years.
Should these bills pass, we will seek to repeal them.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active.