Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has disgraced her uncle’s name. During an interview with Fox’s Martha MacCallum, King expressed her disdain toward the attitude over the shooting of Trayvon Martin. She stressed that Martin’s family is grieving, and that the anger toward Zimmerman is riling Americans up. She has even gone so far as to say that Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson should stop “playing the race card.” And during her interview, she refers to Martin’s death as “a late abortion.”
And in the midst of their grieving, they don’t need a lot of anger and fear surrounding that. And certainly Trayvon Martin, a young man cut down in his prime – I would say because of my ministry ‘aborted late,’ a late abortion – now his dreams are dead.
She even goes on to equate women who abort with murderers when, interestingly enough, she’s terminated two pregnancies of her own.
And so we must answer this – not violently, not with rage, and not with anger and not by playing the race card – but like Mother Teresa said, ‘If you can abort a baby, you can kill anyone.’
Of course, this isn’t the first time King has drawn negative attention to herself. She has consistently defended her anti-abortion stances with outrageous claims including the statement that the late Rosa Parks was a symbol for the pro-life movement, despite the fact that she was on the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood. And she actually has a book titled How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children?: ABORTION IS NOT A CIVIL RIGHT!
King has also come under fire for attacking the gay rights movement, saying, “The civil rights movement was born from the Bible. God hates homosexuality.” She even went so far as to compare gay marriage to genocide. Not one to avoid the spotlight, King spoke at Glenn Beck’s controversial “Restoring Honor” rally in 2010, claiming “Uncle Martin” would have been a supporter as well.
Alveda King has unfairly claimed her uncle’s legend as her own and, as such, has become the black sheep of the family. It would probably be best to stop feeding into her ego, but I’m sure Fox News can’t pass up a black woman willing to say others should stop playing the race card.
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