Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., believes the NAACP has joined gay marriage
activists in an unholy alliance.
King, a 61-year-old full-time pastoral
associate of African-America outreach for Priests for Life, a Roman
Catholic anti-choice group, recorded a radio commercial for the
Maryland Marriage Alliance, the group working to repeal Maryland's
gay marriage law approved by lawmakers.
In the 60-second ad, King knocks the
NAACP's May endorsement of marriage equality.
“As a minister, I believe that the
NAACP leadership and gay rights activists have formed an unholy
alliance by trying to convince you and me that marriage should be
“We did not define marriage and we
cannot redefine marriage,” she says, then adds: “Marriage by
definition is a holy union between one man and one woman.”
King goes on to repeat what has become
the group's mantra: “Gay and lesbian couples already have rights
under Maryland law like priority hospital visitation, sharing
property, tax exemptions, adoption, and the list goes on.”
“I believe that we are on the right
side of history and the right side of eternity,” she says. (The
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