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March divides followers of Martin Luther King

This is up on The Raw Story. There’s a family rift on gay marriage — Coretta Scott King is a strong supporter of gay rights and daughter Bernice is not. This illustrates you the extreme ambivalence in the religious black community about homosexuality, and why trash like the junk science advertorial that the WPost ran is being targeted at this demographic. It’s fertile ground for the intolerance/ignorance movement. Quote from Bernice:

I know deep down in my sanctified soul that he did not take a bullet for same-sex unions.”

Based on what? She was a child when he was shot — her mother knew and understood the man’s views, yet Bernice still cannot reconcile the possibility that her father could embrace the concept. This is why the struggle for understanding continues to be hard.

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