Monday, January 23, 2012

Activists Attempt To Co-Opt MLK--Again

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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.


  1. MLK saw the boy's same sex attraction as a "problem." The mind will follow the course the heart has chosen. MLK did not alienate the child, as do Clergy towards parrishoners, but understood the dilema. Christ associated with the Woman at the Well, and called her out of her condition.

    Exodus International also associates with those who are in the boy's boat, and help navigate The Boat to a Safe Harbor so they, and we, can all get out of Our Sinking Nature. We keep our Eyes on the Impossible One who Walks on the water. I too, choose to walk with The Creator of Light, walking circumspectly. I don't through stones, but know the stones are all around.

  2. Leave it to Gary to omit more than half the story. While King's daughter Bernice has claimed she believes her father would've been anti-gay, King's wife, Coretta -- the person whom I assume knew him best -- had this to say:

    "For too long, our nation has tolerated the insidious form of discrimination against this group of Americans, who have worked as hard as any other group, paid their taxes like everyone else, and yet have been denied equal protection under the law...I believe that freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. My husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ On another occasion he said, ‘I have worked too long and hard against segregated public accommodations to end up segregating my moral concern. Justice is indivisible.’ Like Martin, I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others."

    Furthermore, King never preached on the topic in all of his sermons nor is there any private record of him making anti-gay statements; his assistant Bayard Rustin was gay and King resisted calls to oust him because of it; and today the King Center lists discrimination, including homophobia, as one of its "Three Evils."

    It's mostly a futile exercise to pluck people out of history and to surmise what they believed without the benefit of the knowledge we have gained since they lived. But it's interesting to note that Bernice King made gay-inclusive statements regarding unity at last week's MLK ceremonies, a pleasant surprise for many gay-rights groups.

    So, even the most anti-gay member of the King family in 2012 has made more pro-gay statements than any King -- or any public figure -- could have made in the 1960s.

  3. "Not to worry that these marriage bills actually advocate for "special rights" not equal rights."

    Sorry Gary, but as your good friend Archbishop Sartain pointed out in testimony before the legislature today, it is YOUR side that is fighting to maintain "special rights" for heterosexual couples!

  4. Congratulations Gary! The 25th senate vote was announced today. You lose again!

    As to this latest post, it is sad to see that there is nothing on your mind this year except gay people. Not the unborn, not the persecuted Christians in Egypt, not the unemployed. Nothing but gay, gay, gay all the time. Your neurotic obsession is a great help to the cause of gay civil rights.

    As to this post, no one knew Dr. King better than his wife, and his wife repudiates your assertions and has said that he would have been a strong advocate for equality for gays. And she fully supports marriage equality.

    Nearly every successful Western society in the world recognizes marriage equality or civil unions. From the United Kingdom and Canada to Germany and Austria. The countries that don't are poorer, less stable, and less successful. Gary can proudly cite countries like Ethiopia, Iran, and North Korea as examples of the kind of society he wants to see.

  5. Should these bills pass, we will seek to repeal them.
    Of course you will Gary. You will easily get enough signatures with the deep out of state pockets that pledged their support at the Capitol rally of about 200 of your peers. And then the superpac ads will flood our televisions until election day.

    I do wonder if the lies told at the Senate hearings so repulsed the final senator that see decided 'enough was enough'? And what the ad campaign of the same sort of lies will do to push even more Washingtonians to supporting marriage equality?

  6. God forbid these bills pass but if they do we will aide in the fight to repeal.

  7. "Should these bills pass, we will seek to repeal them." -Amen

  8. Thanks, Gary, once again for holding the banner of Christ high. Those who know the truth about this detestable power grab for "special rights" and the desire to further corrupt our children had better wake up their minds and contend for the culture. Europe is already failing because of their immorality, perversion and rejection of God's truth, America is fast approaching that point. I shudder when I consider that God is just and He will not contend with man forever. His judgement is coming!!

    2 things are certain; we will all die and we will all stand before Him to give an account of our deeds.

    God is not mocked, you WILL reap what you sow. If you sow to the flesh you WILL reap corruption, if to the Spirit ETERNAL LIFE.

    Choose this day, whom you will serve.

    Craig in Lacey

  9. Went to the hearing and am so glad, we as Christians stand up to these people who are so lost in the worldly ways of thinking, instead of Gods way. If people would read the Bible, it clearly says IF you do it GOD's way, blessings. I pray we can reach the lost in their homosexual life stye. As one person clearly said, if this approved, the committee is condeming their souls. AMEN

  10. Pastor Randall, why is Ken Hutcherson leading this fight and not you and Larry Stickney? Has some group formed to keep you out of the fight? It doesn't seem right or fair considering that you and Larry were the only ones to fight against R71.


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