Would Martin Luther King Jr. be Boycotted Today? I ask his niece, Alveda King

Would Martin Luther King Jr. be Boycotted Today? I ask his niece, Alveda King
 April 4th, 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the greatest leaders and visionaries of the 20th century — Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. The Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was gunned down for his proactive stance on civil rights. He was greatly responsible for ending segregation and discrimination based on race through the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1964.

Thinking about his legacy and his beliefs made me wonder how he would be accepted today — in 2018.

If I followed the far Left handbook and organizations such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and gun control advocates — in my opinion, I feel that his views today would lead to boycotts and protests. Yes, that’s right — in 2018, Martin Luther King Jr. would be silenced, shouted down and boycotted.

The snowflakes at UC Berkeley wouldn’t allow him to speak. Their fragile sensibilities would need immediate grief counseling. ANTIFA would be smashing glass buildings and setting fires in an attempt to shut down any event he was scheduled to appear.


Martin Luther King Jr. did not support three liberal trigger effects — Abortion, Gay Marriage, and anti- 2A sentiments.

Yes, that loud eruption you just heard wasn’t a 4th of July celebration (are we allowed to celebrate the 4th or has that been deemed offensive?) — it was the MSM and the Lefts head’s exploding. You think I’m nuts? Hear me out.

I reached out to Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King, and spoke with her on the phone from her Atlanta office. Alveda, currently the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, was happy to talk about her “Uncle ML” and his positions on the big 3 — Abortion, Gay Marriage and 2nd Amendment Rights.

MLK on abortion — “Abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun.” Oops, I’m sorry. That was actually a quote from a 1963 Planned Parenthood pamphlet. My bad.

Alveda King was adamant about her Uncle’s position on the matter, “He did not support abortion and did not support Planned Parenthood. We know that, Uncle ML as I called him, would not have supported such a violent abortion that has taken over 60 million of our American citizens since 1973. He would not support that. It’s not about liberal or conservative, it’s about right or wrong.”

I’m assuming Ms. King won’t be a guest speaker at a ‘Shout Your Abortion’ event like the one held in Los Angeles this past January. It was billed as, “Together for Abortion: A Night of Music, Comedy, Performance & Activism.” Wow! Bring the whole family! Unless of course you aborted them — then come alone!

MLK on Homosexuality — In 1958, a young man wrote a letter to MLK and claimed to have feelings for boys the way he should feel for girls. MLK wrote back that he would “need therapy” to change his ways.

Therapy? I can hear George Takei now, “set phasers to stun.” He would take exception that MLK wasn’t interested in boldly going where no man has gone before.

In fact, Alveda chastised the NAACP for abandoning its founders and constituents, saying, “Neither my great-grandfather, an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., an NAACP leader, my father, Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda.”

Alveda went on to share what her Uncle’s views about gay marriage would have been, “He supported the Bible’s view of marriage between one man and one woman.” I’m sure Joy Behar would hear the great Martin Luther King’ Jr.’s opinion on the subject and announce on ‘The View’ that — his religious ways are “weird.”

MLK on gun rights — MLK was a proud gun owner. In fact, he had several guns. William Worthy, a journalist who covered the Southern Christian Leadership Conference described King’s supply of weapons as an “armory”. He reported that he almost sat on a loaded gun while visiting King’s parsonage.

Alveda said, “I’m sure he would be against gun violence but he also wouldn’t advocate for taking away people’s guns. He would believe in some form of regulation but if you did something like that, the evil people would hide their guns and only the good people would give up their guns. Instead of gun control he would say you need to transform the human heart.”

That sounds like an argument for “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” I can see David Hogg standing at the podium, fist in the air, accusing Martin Luther King Jr. of having blood on his hands.

Could you imagine the visual of MLK being rushed to safety from a college campus for his hate rhetoric?

I know, that sounds extreme. But is it? A pro-life, anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage reverend who was a proud gun owner? I can almost hear the Left screaming for a list of his advertisers to boycott.

Most of the apologists on the Left would say that it was a different time. It was decades ago. Over 60 years. You can’t hold his social positions against him. Maybe they’re correct. Maybe if he were alive today he would be more open and have a different perspective on these issues.

If this logic rings true, then why are people tearing down statues that memorialize individuals whose social views are considered archaic today but were thought to be great leaders of their time? Why are people wanting to change the names of high schools named after Thomas Jefferson? Wasn’t it a different time then? Can you hold social positions against men who lived over 100 years ago? Doesn’t it work both ways?

Well, if you lean Right or have conservative views — you’re never given the benefit of the doubt on social issues.

I asked Alveda the question that sparked my interest in writing this article. “Given that your Uncle was pro-life and didn’t support gay marriage, would he have a hard time with the Left? Would he be boycotted by today’s Left?”

Her answer surprised me.

“No, because he was such a good Bible teacher. Martin had that kind of ability to take the word of God and he wouldn’t get into a battle with the Left or the Right. He’d just preach the Gospel. He never said to anybody to be a Democrat or be a Republican.”

I would love to agree with her. She was a great interview and a lovely lady. Still, I can’t keep from noticing how the Left treats public figures who speak out against abortion, gay marriage and /or support and defend the 2nd Amendment.

What do you think? Would MLK be boycotted by today’s Left?

For more information about Alveda King and Priests For Life, please visit their website: priestsforlife.org

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Scott D. Roberts
Scott D. Roberts is the writer, producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary, Gas Hole, narrated by Peter Gallagher & is the author of VENGEANCE IS NOW (The Tate Holloway series.) He's had screenplays and TV shows optioned/developed by Warner Brothers, Paramount, New Line, EUE/Screen Gems and Columbia. He can be reached at scottd@halseynews.com for questions and comments or found on Twitter @braint10