Dr Alveda King, Niece of Martin Luther King, for Marriage

Dr Alveda King, Niece of Martin Luther King, for Marriage April 8, 2014


I was honored to meet Dr Alveda King when she was in Oklahoma for our annual pro-life event at the state capitol, Rose Day.

Dr King is a Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life.

She is the niece of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, and the daughter of his brother, Reverend AD King. Her mother is Naomi Barber King.

Her family home in Birmingham, Al was bombed during the Civil Rights Movement, as was her father’s church in Louisville, Ky. Alveda was jailed for her Civil Rights activities. she is the author of How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children? 

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8 responses to “Dr Alveda King, Niece of Martin Luther King, for Marriage”

  1. I’ve seen her on a lot of issues that catholics are in agreement with. Did she convert to Catholicism or is it just mutual agreement on various controversies?

  2. You know, as a child of divorced parents, I always get uncomfortable when divorced people speak against gay marriage — in this case, Alveda King.

    Don’t get me wrong — I’m opposed to same-gender marriage. However, as someone with past tragedies who has matured a lot, and as a practicing Mennonite, I always try to be consistent and CONGRUENT. Sometimes, my consistency can be a bit of a burden.

    I understand that Alveda has made many mistakes (i.e. married three times, three abortions). I’m not trying to judge Alveda, because we’re all human, and we ALL fall short of the Glory of God.

    But as someone who hasn’t seen his father in TWENTY years, I’d rather we get people who haven’t broken their marriage vows multiple times; I think it would be preferable to get folks who are in stable marriages and have happy families.

    It’s a very personal thing, because I lost my father, and thus I want to ensure my children never grow up without their daddy.

    But that’s just my two cents.

  3. …so she was divorced 3 times with 3 abortions and she’s concerned about loving committed gay couples marrying? What does she know about the true essence of marriage? the sanctity of marriage? the success and happiness of marriage? Maybe attacking gay marriage allows her to feel better about her divorces, “at least I’m not them!” sort of mentality, no matter how horrible my situation is.

    • I’m going to allow this because you are new here.

      I realize that on other blogs, including blogs here at Patheos, the standard way of justifying a position is to attack people holding opposing viewpoints personally. However, I don’t allow that here.

      Do not attack individuals personally. If you decide to stay around, you might find that having to talk about issues instead of attacking people in a personal fashion is good brain exercise.

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