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Thursday, January 19, 2012

On MLK and Homosexuality



As I have previously mentioned, the Gay Left has done a masterful job at selling people on the fallacy of comparing the drive to redefine 'marriage' to the struggle for civil rights during the decade of the 1960's. While the Pink Hand pushes this faulty comparison, one thing they never seems to be asked is to produce a single person who has ever left behind the 'black lifestyle' to heal emotional pain while the list is nearly endless of those who are no longer homosexual.



A recent Christian Post article takes a look back at the man who was the most iconic figure of Civil Rights era, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and examines in his own words what Dr. King thought about homosexuality. In a letter published in a 1958 edition of Ebony magazine a young reader expresses that he has same-sex attractions and and this was Dr King's reply...






"The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired,” King responded in the 1958 column. “You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognize the problem and have a desire to solve it."








So we don't see Dr King telling the young man to embrace a homosexual identity, calls his same-sex attraction a 'problem' and then suggests that he can be delivered from such desires. Somehow I don't think this will go over well with the Wayne Besen/Dan Savage/Lady Gaga crowd, but since when were they ever concerned with facts to begin with?








""I know deep down in my sanctified soul that he [MLK] did not take a bullet for same-sex unions" Rev Bernice King, daughter of MLK









4 comments:

Ross said...

Good on MLK for setting that particular young man straight.

As it happens, the other night I was watching Piers Morgan on CNN interviewing a well known American lesbian TV personality. I don't normally have access to CNN, but at the moment I'm travelling.

She openly shared about her traumatic loss of her mother when she was a young child. As I watched this interview, I couldn't help but wonder if being deprived of a mother growing up led her to search elsewhere for female love, hence her same sex attraction.

The Maryland Crustacean said...

Not only would Dr. King not have promoted gay marriage, but it is certainly not very popular in today's black community either. The DC government voted for gay marriage over the vociferous protests of African American churches. In MD, gay marriage suffered a last minute defeat thanks in no small part to the activism of black churches in PG county.

furrykef said...

I can't help but notice my comment was not approved -- perhaps because it didn't agree with this post's political agenda. Tell me: if you quash all ideas that oppose what you already believe, how can you learn? You'll just reinforce your existing beliefs whether or not they're actually true. That's no way to learn. To learn, one has to challenge one's beliefs, not just mindlessly reinforce them. If your beliefs are any good, they'll survive the challenge. If they're not, they should be gotten rid of anyway. So what's the problem?

JD Curtis said...

furrykef, your comment was not approved because you basically said that there was evidence now that homosexuality is genetic and yet nothing could be further from the truth. The topic is MLK's views on the topic, not causation which we could go round in circles for days over.