June 28, 2015, Sunday — It Begins: Martin Luther King’s Niece Says She Will Not Obey or Acknowledge Supreme Court Marriage Dictate
Civil Rights Leader Speaks Out on Marriage Ruling
Alveda King: “I Must Obey God’s Law”
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Dr. Alveda King, 64, a long-time pro-life activist and niece of the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, has grown accustomed to her life as “the other King” so it should come as no surprise that she holds a view of marriage that conflicts with the official statements coming out of the NAACP and the King Center.
The author of King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper, director of African-American Outreach for the Catholic pro-life group Priests for Life and a Fox News contributor, believes the left has hijacked the institution of marriage.
She says they’ve repackaged it with nice-sounding language and sold it to the American people under a false paradigm.
As Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz explain it, “love won” in Friday’s Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. Their allies in the LGBT movement have repeatedly asked “how can love be unconstitutional?”
Whether deliberate or not, that just serves to confuse the issue, she says.
“Love is not the problem. You can love who you want. It’s the sex that is the problem. Sex is not the same as love. People get that mixed up even in marriage,” King said in an interview with World News Daily. “Sex should be part of that marriage union as that is where children come from. Of course all the models we have today are broken. But that was the design. We have people all confused. How it got mixed up is a long story I can’t go into here. It would take days, but we have a lot of teaching to do on this issue.”
Alveda King’s father was A.D. King, the younger brother of Martin Luther King Jr.
She believes she is being true to their beliefs on biblical marriage.
While still a member of the NAACP, she has said in the past that she believes it’s a mistake to place the LGBT community in the same category with blacks in the civil rights movement and that her uncle would never have approved of doing this.
“Go back to the beginning”
She said pastors need to go back to the beginning, starting with Genesis, and teach about God’s plan for marriage.
“Parents and families need to be teaching it too,” she said. “Sexual abuse and improper touching was the problem when I was young but now the confusion is with who can marry who.”
She said America has lost God’s perspective on the issue of marriage and that’s why the U.S. Supreme Court was able to get away with ruling the way it did. Years of wrong teaching, or no teaching, preceded the ruling.
Now, she says, it’s time to start from scratch and lay the foundation all over again.
“So what we need to look at is, go back to the beginning and the purpose of marriage and family and human sexuality and how we can fix what got broken,” King told WND. “I believe when we began to abandon the Creator and the original plan, the original blueprint, and we began to go toward human design, that’s when the problems began to occur. When you don’t know the purpose of a thing — why and how something was designed — you will abuse it. And so we’re getting away from the original plan and the original design.”
Common law vs. natural law
Confusion also reigns in deciphering the difference between common law and natural law, said King, who served two terms in the Georgia House in the early 1980s and still lives in Atlanta.
“So the Supreme Court, they’re looking at the common law and man’s design, but the natural law is God’s law and God’s design, and natural law will line up with that. So to me theirs was a common law decision,” she continued.
Like hundreds of other American pastors, King says she will not obey or acknowledge the high court’s ruling (emphasis added).
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