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Ground broken for Dr. King memorial

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Caption: Rev. Jesse Jackson, top center, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., leaning on shovel, become emotional as Amb. Andrew Young, top right, speaks about the significance of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during the breaking ground for the Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall in Washington Monday Nov. 13, 2006. Consoling Rep. Lewis are former Labor Secretary Alexis Herman, center, and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, second from left. At lower right, Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister Christine King Farris. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Also at the moving ceremony was Dr. King’s daughter, motivational speaker Bernice King, who has made it clear that civil rights, in her mind, do not extend to LGBT citizens.

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

It’s too bad that she hasn’t taken to heart the message of inclusion that her mother did.

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