Ken Blackwell is the latest black conservative to lamely attempt to coopt Martin Luther King and turn him into a right-winger. He does so, predictably, by lying out his ass about him, claiming that he opposed welfare and the separation of church and state.
Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day yesterday by claiming that King — who supported guaranteed employment and minimum income, public works projects and policies advancing “democratic socialism” — was actually a big opponent of government involvement in the economy.
Blackwell told “Washington Watch” host Tony Perkins that King would strongly rebuke “the growth of the welfare state” and the separation of church and state, even though King actually spoke out against endeavors such as state-sponsored prayer in public schools.
They lie with such extraordinary shamelessness.
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