- Jan 31, 2009
I can see why you would say that. I think it just comes down to MLK's legacy is set. His affect is omnipresent. Some things just don't need a fine tooth comb put to it to prove points, points that are not really here or there in the overall scheme of things.
I thought that was the brotherjaymes initial point.
I found your choice of words interesting.
The post referenced doesn't say why having a gay person in your circle is something that is disrespectful to Martin Luther King, Jr. I guess it's disrespectful for Coretta Scott King to point such things out and to support the rights of homosexuals as well:
This isn't J. Edgar Hoover accusing him of being everything from a communist to a homosexual. This is wife, and she's discussed private conversations between herself and MLK (since MLK actually never made no public statements about things).
Imagine the context of the time period this all happened in. MLK was willing to work with an openly gay man, despite being accused of being a homosexual, being a Reverend, and living in a time where homosexuality was demonized to the point of absurdity.
If this is someone trying to take a shot at MLK or make me think any less of him, it's a miserable failure.
Personally, I think the problem here is a lack of history.