Marriage, Faith and Reflections on Dr. MLK, Jr. with Dr. Rev. Amos Brown

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    Jan 29, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    Marriage, Faith and Reflections on Dr. MLK, Jr. with Dr. Rev. Amos Brown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3f7U2WhPDk&feature=sub


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    Jan 29, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    metta8 saidMarriage, Faith and Reflections on Dr. MLK, Jr. with Dr. Rev. Amos Brown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3f7U2WhPDk&feature=sub




    He speaks the complete and utter truth. This message needs to get through to blacks, especially.
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    Jan 29, 2010 7:00 AM GMT
    That was very thoughtful and kind of Dr. Brown
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    Jan 29, 2010 9:36 AM GMT
    essentialife said
    metta8 saidMarriage, Faith and Reflections on Dr. MLK, Jr. with Dr. Rev. Amos Brown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3f7U2WhPDk&feature=sub




    He speaks the complete and utter truth. This message needs to get through to blacks, especially.


    Why especially Blacks? I honestly do not believe Dr. King would feel the way this guy feels. I don't hear any of the King family advocating gay rights!
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    Jan 29, 2010 9:45 AM GMT
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    essentialife said
    metta8 saidMarriage, Faith and Reflections on Dr. MLK, Jr. with Dr. Rev. Amos Brown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3f7U2WhPDk&feature=sub




    He speaks the complete and utter truth. This message needs to get through to blacks, especially.


    Why especially Blacks? I honestly do not believe Dr. King would feel the way this guy feels. I don't hear any of the King family advocating gay rights!


    1: Because blacks are overwhelming not in favor of gay rights, and often for religious reasons.

    2: MLK expressed support for gay rights, as did his late wife, Coretta Scott King.
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    Jan 29, 2010 10:54 AM GMT
    ^
    in regards to Coretta Scott King, here is some support to your statement icon_smile.gif :

    On March 23, 2004, she told an audience at Richard Stockton College in Pomona, New Jersey, that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue. King denounced a proposed amendment advanced by President George W. Bush to the United States Constitution that would ban equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. In her speech King also criticized a group of black pastors in her home state of Georgia for backing a bill to amend that state's constitution to block gay and lesbian couples from marrying. King is quoted as saying "Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union. A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriage."


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coretta_Scott_King
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    Jan 29, 2010 11:12 AM GMT
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    essentialife said
    metta8 saidMarriage, Faith and Reflections on Dr. MLK, Jr. with Dr. Rev. Amos Brown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3f7U2WhPDk&feature=sub




    He speaks the complete and utter truth. This message needs to get through to blacks, especially.


    Why especially Blacks? I honestly do not believe Dr. King would feel the way this guy feels. I don't hear any of the King family advocating gay rights!


    Coretta king was an advocate gay right but Dexter King might be gay or late Yolanda King might be lesbian. I hear the rumors for years
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    Jan 29, 2010 11:18 AM GMT
    essentialife said2: MLK expressed support for gay rights, as did his late wife, Coretta Scott King.


    ^
    True story
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    Jan 29, 2010 11:38 AM GMT
    Wow... I'm speechless. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 29, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    I love Coretta Scott King esp. She is a hero to me. She was outspoken on rights for gays and speaking out against marriage bans from the beginning, She understood the intent of people that want bans:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coretta_Scott_KingKing is quoted as saying "Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union. A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriage."
    Really anyone can look at history to understand this.

    Here are more civil rights leaders who have spoken out for gay rights ..
    http://www.soulforce.org/article/766
    http://rodonline.typepad.com/rodonline/2009/01/coretta-scott-king-on-gay-rights.html

    Here is an interview with Mrs. King's gay former assistant who gives very intimate insight to Mrs. Kings life and her thoughts on gays. It is probably stuff you won't hear other places. I highly recommend it:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-811754748031289053#



    Don't forget Bayard Rustin .. I sure Mrs. Kings exposure to him shaped her views .. (watch Brother Outsider .. it is really good and worth the money if you want to buy the DVD) .. but by all means watch it if you are interested in civil and gay rights.
    http://rustin.org/
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    Jan 29, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    Clearly another reason why it is sooo important to know all facets of our history. B/C Gays and African Americans have a shared struggle. Imagine the power base and block we would have if we would just come together as one and unite to fight a common enemy!

    To bad we are so very divided.
    But can dream and hope. This should come as no surprise the Kings have always been advocates for civil rights for American one just one.

    I was glad the remaining King sibling settled this stupid court case. Their parents must have been doing back flips during that mess!