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Why Martin Luther King Was Republican

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.

During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman’s issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.

Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. And after he became President, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King’s leaving Memphis, Tenn., after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd (W.Va.), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a “trouble-maker” who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Given the circumstances of that era, it is understandable why Dr. King was a Republican. It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks. Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Republican President Richard Nixon’s 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation’s fist goals and timetables. Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all of the blacks out of federal government jobs.

Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unknown also is the fact that Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen from Illinois was key to the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964 and 1965. Not mentioned in recent media stories about extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is the fact that Dirksen wrote the language for the bill. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing. President Lyndon Johnson could not have achieved passage of civil rights legislation without the support of Republicans.

Critics of Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, who ran for President against Johnson in 1964, ignore the fact that Goldwater wanted to force the Democrats in the South to stop passing discriminatory laws and thus end the need to continuously enact federal civil rights legislation.

Those who wrongly criticize Goldwater also ignore the fact that Johnson, in his 4,500 State of the Union Address delivered on Jan. 4, 1965, mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only 35 words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about voting rights. Then in 1967, showing his anger with Dr. King’s protest against the Vietnam War, Johnson referred to Dr. King as “that Nigger preacher.”

Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist “Dixiecrats” did not all migrate to the Republican Party. “Dixiecrats” declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was know as the party for blacks. Today, some of those “Dixiecrats” continue their political careers as Democrats, including Robert Byrd, who is well known for having been a “Keagle” in the Ku Klux Klan.

Another former “Dixiecrat” is former Democrat Sen. Ernest Hollings, who put up the Confederate flag over the state Capitol when he was the governor of South Carolina. There was no public outcry when Democrat Sen. Christopher Dodd praised Byrd as someone who would have been “a great senator for any moment,” including the Civil War. Yet Democrats denounced then-Senate GOP leader Trent Lott for his remarks about Sen. Strom Thurmond (R.-S.C.). Thurmond was never in the Ku Klux Klan and defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats. If Byrd and Thurmond were alive during the Civil War, and Byrd had his way, Thurmond would have been lynched.

The 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the 1970s with President Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” which was an effort on the part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black. Georgia did not switch until 2002, and some Southern states, including Louisiana, are still controlled by Democrats.

Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Examples of how egregiously Democrats act to keep blacks in poverty are numerous.

After wrongly convincing black Americans that a minimum wage increase was a good thing, the Democrats on August 3 kept their promise and killed the minimum wage bill passed by House Republicans on July 29. The blockage of the minimum wage bill was the second time in as many years that Democrats stuck a legislative finger in the eye of black Americans. Senate Democrats on April 1, 2004, blocked passage of a bill to renew the 1996 welfare reform law that was pushed by Republicans and vetoed twice by President Clinton before he finally signed it. Since the welfare reform law expired in September 2002, Congress had passed six extensions, and the latest expired on June 30, 2004. Opposed by the Democrats are school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools and Social Security reform, even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the current system because of a shorter life expectancy than whites (72.2 years for blacks vs. 77.5 years for whites).

Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.

In order to break the Democrats’ stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party’s economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.

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  • mickymontana

    KKK was formed by Albert Pike who founded the Know-Nothing party. He was also the author of Moral’s and rituals of a freemason. Know-Nothing party joined with the whigs and free-soil parties to elect whig ab lincoln president. They became republicans. kkk was formed to repel the Jacobin Republicans who wanted to punish south for civil war. KKK was disbanded by Nathan B. Forrest in 1869 because radical kkk members used violence against blacks. Forrest told a convention of blacks they should be allowed in the professions (ny times). Current KKK was formed in 1915 and opposes jews, catholics, and blacks. Jews, Catholics, and Blacks are the backbone of the Democratic Party. Dems are a bunch of crooked government lawyers, though. Andrew Johnson was a democrat and helped the blacks. LBJ’s poverty policy was to help the mexican-americans in texas.

  • PrayerWarrior777

    Martin Luther King Jr. walked with the Lord and His word…he chose this arty becuase they were the party that was closer to what God’s word says and stood for…today is no different, but now we have a hole people being blinded by satan…I am talking about the church…anyone that voted for anyone that stands for abortion and gay rights…does not put God and His word first but they seek their own lusts. Read Romans 1:18-23. I am of mixed race Black/white but God is my true color !!!

  • Vince_in_WeHo

    One of his mentors was a democratic socialist. What Republican TODAY would fall under that profile?

  • 8Bryon_Direct8

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  • 8Bryon_Direct8

    I love it when people only tell half truths. Delve from A-Z not just fom A-M. Yes, it was Republicans who were for equal rights for all back in the 1800′s era. Key word era. I’ll give you two more key words. Liberal, and Conservative. Ready for a real education. During President Lincoln’s days, Republicans then were liberals. The southern Democrats were Conservative Republican. That’s a big difference in mind sets. Now, as the Civil Rights act was going through, many blacks were Republicans because they were not sure where the Democrats were going at that time. The white politican democrats were reluctant to pass such a bill, because again, duriing that time in america racial tensions were extremely high. The white political democrats also did not want to upset Conservative Democrats by voting with Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Calling him a Nigger, again, was a way to keep his white conservative friends happy. Notice how the words Conservative, and Liberal keeps popping up? Look up they’re definition. Amazing reading. Bottom line, as the Liberal Republicans were slowy agreeing for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Conservative Democrats switched to Republican and became Conservative Republicans. Look up the history of the Congressman, and Senators during that era and you will see who switched from Conservative Democrats to Conservative Republicans. That is why today, in this current era, there are far more registered Liberal Democrats than Conservative Republicans. That is also why current Democrats win most elections than Republicans unless they cheat like the GOP did in the 2000 & 2004 elections. By the way. Did you know Michael Connell (Karl Rove’s IT Guy) was set to testify against him and other Republicans on how he rigged the 2004 Presidential elections by changing the computers in Ohio that showed John Kerry CLEARLY winning Ohio? Did you also know shortly before he was set to testify. He was killed in a plane crash in Ohio? Interesting. Tell you what, we’ll get back to that another time. Also, the GOP of today has always been for the rich. This is per David Allen Stockman (Director of the Office of Management and Budget 1981-1985) has admitted that our country is financially messed up due the the Conservatives voting records over the past 40 years. No kidding. You think? In conclusion, no matter what political party you belong to. It’s whether you think Conservative or Liberal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Morton-Walters/512337080 Richard Morton Walters

    Disaffected Democrats started a third party, that nominated Henry A Wallace for president, who was the vice president of Franklin D Roosevelt and ran against Harry S Truman, democrat for the presidency, after the 2nd World War.
    This revolt from the Democratic party, was the foundation that the modern day progressive movement was built on!

    Harry S Truman was looked upon by progressives of that era as “selling out” the “ideals” of “Franklin D Roosevelt,” and by making a pact with the devil by laying the foundation for the military to build the “Military Industrial Complex” and extending American Military Power and influence world wide.

    It was President Truman that changed the direction of our intelligence agencies from being Anti Fascist, to Anti Communist, and allowed many Nazi Gestapo Agents to enter the USA, and infiltrate many American Agencies in government and civil life.

    The transformation of the USA at that time from being New Deal Progressive to Anti Communist, laid the foundation for the emergence of fascist and totalitarian like attitudes inside America, and paved the way for “McCarthyism” as a fascist Right Wing force in America!

    The “Civil Rights Movement” was a response to this turning America to the “RIGHT” and encouraging hostile attitudes toward “Minorities.

    “Martin Luther King,” was never a “Democrat,” and he was certainly not a “REPUBLICAN!”

    As early as the early 1950′s Rev. “Martin Luther King” was demonstrating with the “Progressives,” for everything that the progressives stood for including Civil Rights,

    He campaigned for “Vincent Hallinhan” running on the progressive party for president.

    It was both the ‘Democrats and the Republicans that pelted with rotten eggs Dr. King and progressives that paraded and demonstrated for Civil Rights, and against “Bigotry and the Cold War!”

    The Democrats and the Republicans that now claim Dr. King as their own are DEAD WRONG!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PFNU7NE4HHKXFEREL7HGZXS4LU Andrew Spaulding

    The Republican party is no closer to “God” than the Democratic party is. Because….. wait for it….. there can be no omnibenevolent, omnipotent God that allows evil. And you just acknowledged Satan exists. Boo-yah.

  • http://twitter.com/Freedominboston Hal Shurtleff

    Human Events was once a Paleo-Conservative paper. It ran a special issue of the late M.L. King in a rather unflattering but truthful light. The paper was against the M.L. King Holiday, and advocated that the FBI files on King, authorized by Robert Kennedy, be opened to the public. Now the paper portrays King, who openly worked with communists, wrote that violence against Civil Rights marchers was just what he wanted, equated the U.S. to Nazi Germany, was a habitual womanizer, and the first person to receive the Margaret Sanger Award, as some type of conservative Republican.

    I have created a M.L. King collection on my scribd account with a number of articles, two written by Black Americans, that counters Human Events glowing depiction, scribds.com/hshurtleff

  • http://twitter.com/Freedominboston Hal Shurtleff

    Human Events was once a Paleo-Conservative paper. It ran a special issue of the late M.L. King in a rather unflattering but truthful light. The paper was against the M.L. King Holiday, and advocated that the FBI files on King, authorized by Robert Kennedy, be opened to the public. Now the paper portrays King, who openly worked with communists, wrote that violence against Civil Rights marchers was just what he wanted, equated the U.S. to Nazi Germany, was a habitual womanizer, and the first person to receive the Margaret Sanger Award, as some type of conservative Republican.

    I have created a M.L. King collection on my scribd account with a number of articles, two written by Black Americans, that counters Human Events glowing depiction, scribds.com/hshurtleff

  • DrVonDoom

    You are totally ignorant, I am not even an American and I know that Lincoln was “wig party” almost his entire life (the same party that abolished slavery in England 1833,by “wig” Earl Gray). It is not about names “republican” or “liberal” because these have been twisted by the socialist who found a home in the evil party and started their newspeak.

    It is about principles, and if you do not believe a man deserves his freedom and sovereignity, you dont believe that any man (black, white, yellow) deserves it waswell, and Democrats have been hating individual liberty since its inception

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQ7DUJIUW2ZWRV4CKWN4QU5HBU Kayla Hess

    Wow

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQ7DUJIUW2ZWRV4CKWN4QU5HBU Kayla Hess

    I am doing a project on him and this was 1 of the things I needed thx.

  • Amazing66

    If this is all true then the Republican Party is poorly educating people who was not born with old money on how to get the funds for a good education, ownership of homes and small businesses. It really sounds good in words until you are face with working hard, taking personal responsibility and still unable to feed your family, maintain a roof over your head as well as save for the home ownership. Let’s not speak about, maintaining the necessity of life as well as trying to make it in owning your small business. The republican party members are leaving out the advantages of having parents who were financial able to aide in that foundation required for jumping out the gate with the good education, home ownership and small business. –”It’s not an easy job to be self-made without the financial support system”. They don’t need welfare because their mommy & daddy are their welfare support system!…. I’m just saying!

  • billperron

    How about “they don’t want gays to marry because homosexuality is just plain damn disgusting.”

  • billperron

    ” Had Goldwater won he would have led us down us down a fantastic path that would have destroyed America as we know it.” So instead L.B.J. lead us down that fantastic path with his Viet Nam war escapade, an escapade he vowed before his election not to get us into. LYING BASTARD hope he is rotting in hell, many thousands died because of that blowhard bastard. And America has never been the same since.

  • LIBeralmeansLiberty

    Yea that has nothing to do with what this country was founded on.

  • http://twitter.com/slvrser Frank

    Every minority group should read this article. Its something I wish I could express to the whole world – but can only reference this link through comments. I’m hoping that people will catch on to how deceptive the left wing has been, particularly to minority groups. This has only extended in its size and scope over time to oppress everyone with insurmountable and unsustainable debt. It amazes me how Obama has even said how proud of a liberal he is, of a party that has been known for oppressing his own anscestry. All of this to motivate minorities to associate themselves with color rather than principles and values which otherwise instilled deep within their heritage. Republicans want everyone to prosper, Democrats only want their tight knit group of close friends in power to prosper.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5WOHKLAQBPHH5NV5RMQODWYGY Bryon

    I wrote on here a few months ago when I was rushing. To clarify, because I’ve educated many Hispanics on this very subject. During the 1800′s, the Republican Party was formed because Abraham Lincoln disagreed with the Southern Democrats when it came to slavery, tariffs, expansion, etc. Now here comes the history lesson. For years, since the birth of the Republican Party, many minorities were Republicans because durinfg that era, key word era. The Republican Liberals treated blacks fairly and like humans. The reason I’m saying Republican Liberal is because they, at that time, thought Liberal. A politicans writings and VOTING RECORD, will tell one EXACTLY how one thinks. By the way, speaking of thinking. The Southern Democrats for decades after the Civil War ended thought CONSERVATIVE. Again, look at there voting record and writings. EXAMPLE: Fast forward to Thedore “Teddy”  Roosevelt (26th President). He was a Republican but most of his votes and views were Liberal. Once again, Roosevelts VOTING RECORD. Notice how Conservative and Liberal keeps popping up? It does not matter what political party one belongs to. It matters if one votes Conservative or Liberal. Now, back to the Southern Democrats. During the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Southern Democrats told Lyndon B. Johnson, a Moderate Democrat, that if he passed the Bill, he would lose the south forever and they (Southern Conservative Democrats) would switch to the Republican Party which is exactly what they did. So today, they are now Conservative Republicans. From the 1800′s to the 1960′s which is only 110-120 years. Not that long when you think about how fast time flys. The political scene changed from time to time. Read the Political History Books. It’s all there. Today Democrats are mostly Liberal whereas the Republicans are mainly Conservative. After the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed, that is when, Blacks especially switched to Democrat which is where we are today. That is why there are for more registered Democrats than Republicans. That is also why Conservative Republicans lose most elections because they are tooo far right now. The hell with that. Also, to you Democrats. The reason, and these are facts, you lose Mid-Term, Governor, and Special Elections is due to your low turn out in voting compared to a very high turn out during Presidential Elections. The current Conservatives knows this. That is the only reason Scott Brown won. There was a 98% Conservative turnout compared to just a 45% Liberal turnout. That’s why I laugh when Senator Mitch “KKK” McConnel said the American people have spoke. No, his voting base spoke during the 2010 Mid-Term Elections. If the Liberal Democrats voted like they did in the 2008 Presidential Election. The Conservative Republicans would have lost their asses.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5WOHKLAQBPHH5NV5RMQODWYGY Bryon

    Boy oh boy oh boy. Some idiot tryed to to school me on the 1866 Civil Rights Act. Now, let me school you Dumb Conservatives yet again. The 1866 Civil Rights Act was an act that did not discriminate against BLACKS at all. It’s just like the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Here is the EDUCATION. The act was vetoed by Racist 7th President Andrew Jackson (D). A man who hated blacks and orederd the extermination of any and all Native Indians. Indians were being slaughtered by his order. Jackson Vetoed the 1866 Civil Rights Bill but was passed by Congress who were labeled as Radical Republicans. They were called Radical because they were for Black Rights and the CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS during that ERA, thought of Blacks as just property, not people. The Democratic Party was started under Andrew Jackson but again, during that ERA, Democrats were, thought, and acted like the Conservative Republicans this very day. Whereas the Republicans during Andrew Jackson and President Abraham Lincoln’s time acted, thought, and passed legislation like the mind set of Liberal Democrats of today. Between the 1840′s and years beyound, the two party system minds and thought have changed over time. Now, as far as Lyndon B. Johnson useing the n_____ word. I did some research on that. He did that to simply impress his friends who were not to supportive of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. For LBJ to push such an agenda during that racist time in America deserves great praise and then some. So quit saying “Look, it was the Republicans who freed the slaves.” We know. However, it was the LIBERAL REPUBLICANS who freed the slaves and the CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS who were against it. Study the difference between Conservative, Moderae, and Liberal to see what and how a politician thinks. I personally took 18 months off from work to educate Balcks here in Las Vegas and on the internet about this. Sooo many blacks did not know.Well, they know now and all of the FACTS are there for the taking.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5WOHKLAQBPHH5NV5RMQODWYGY Bryon

    You need to read what I wrote through fact research under 8Bryon_Direct8 and under Bryon. As far as wanting our tight knit group to prosper. Your right. We (Blacks) are tired of being treated like second class citizens. It’s a damn shame we need Afirmitive Action, the 1866 Civil Rights Act, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, etc. White america, meaning mostly white racist men and they know who they are. Still believe that America is there’s alone. Wrong. If you don’t come from the black race, you don’t see what we see through our eyes. So you’ll never know. Not all white men think this way. But, most do. Especially when they see a good looking white lady with a black man. Boy I hear that shit all of the time.

  • Tyler Shaw

    Your out of your god damned mind, pull your head out of your religious ass and look at the world for once. if gays want to get married and be miserable like the rest of us then i say let them, and abortion is a choice that some have to make and its not a choice made lightly. i think you my friend are too blinded by god to actually see what the influences behind choices are and that if other people want to go to “hell” then its their choice. put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  • dlibert

    Nanci pelosi net worth increased from 30 mil to 40 some mil in the last year and half. How did that happen? If repubs are for the rich than why is BO trying to get 1 billion to run again? why did all the wall street people flush =him with cash when he first ran – now they are backing out. There are more millionaires in the Dem party than on the Repub side. If you are for peoples rights, than you should be for personal property rights, the right to pursue happiness and the right to grow personal wealth. The libs today want centralized gov to control everything about you including the decisions about your health, where you work, how much you drive, the light bulbs in your house, the size of your toilet etc. Is that good?

  • dlibert

    and books can selectively record what they want…Iran dos not think the holocaust was real

  • dlibert

    true – plus the great society has led to the demise of the black family, more people on food stamps than ever, poverty all over the place, abortions, the nanny state, entitlement mentality etc etc. sad very sad.

  • dlibert

    Then its there fault,. If you think this country is liberal bent – you can believe all you want. Are we better off now than in 2008 under left wing ideals and monetary policies? Bush was not a conservative in the Regan mold by any stretch. Regan had to deal with democratic congresses. Right? That has to do with population centers and districts. Of course now CA and NY are losing seats – 2  each I think because people are leaving these left wing run states while places like Texas are growing ( 50% of the jobs created/recovered are in Texas). 

  • dlibert

    Thank you i was trying to remember the Planned parent hood person…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_55G2Q2225BWTRUGBHZUIBXKKVY AJ / J
  • http://www.facebook.com/JLKJr Joseph L. King

    I am 100% Christian, Pro-Life, Pro-Liberty, Pro-Freedom, Right-Wing, and Pro-AMERICA. I must say that ‘gay rights’ should not be a question. All Americans should have equal rights, as long as these ‘rights’ do not infringe another’s. As a Christian, we should want to follow the Word — as you said, PrayerWarrior. But to say that anyone who stands for ‘gay rights’ does not put God first, you must first clarify what you mean. When they say ‘gay rights,’ are they referring to ‘rights’ for people that consider themselves ‘gay’? As Christians, we are certainly not allowed to favor ‘certain’ sins over others, and, as individual Christians, we are not allowed to be God. The Bible also tells us that we should not be ‘boastful,’ believing that our ‘works’ will get us anywhere near our God; for Jesus is the only way — not ‘your’ way, not ‘my’ way. Moreover, it is incumbent upon Christians to preach the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ, bringing all fellow sinners to Christ, and hating the ‘sin’ rather than the sinner. The reason the Bible tells us not to play God and designate judgment on others is because it makes us proud and ‘boastful’ in the thought that, since ‘this’ person or ‘that’ person commits a ‘certain’ sin which ‘I’ have not, I am Worthy enough to condescend that person and designate judgment, applicably. The Holy Bible guides us AWAY from that because this mindset makes us oblivious to the truth — even about ourselves — and it pushes us away from Christ, away from God! Therefore, we should be mindful about how we try to ‘persuade’ others to think, feel, and believe — because a ‘gay’ *person* was both created by God and is viewed by God just as you and I are viewed by Him.

    Nevertheless, if you said “gay rights,” and you were actually *thinking* “gay marriage,” I have an entirely different viewpoint here. Personally, from a political and ideological vantage point, I do not believe that ‘marriage’ is an institution with which the government should be involved. Marriage is ‘Holy Matrimony,’ between a man and a woman, and therefore, it is a religious institution. So, to me, gay marriage is not even possible; this is more of an issue about equal rights relevant to *monetary* matters. On that note (pertinent to financial equality), I believe in equal rights. Government-designated or government-sanctioned “marriage” is not true marriage, for aforementioned reasons, so it is rather difficult to interpret this within our blatantly secularized view of ‘marriage’ in society today. In the true essence of actual marriage, the notion of “gay marriage” would not be “marriage” at all because this is simply not possible. Perhaps they should change the name of their pursuits or something. (lol?)

    Lastly, if you — or anyone — cannot see what I am saying about ‘being careful’ on playing God, please contact me because I can convey these summarized points in thorough detail, and it is certainly veritable from a Christian purview. Hating ‘people’ for boastful reasons is not ‘putting God first.’

    God bless!

  • 8Bryon_Direct8

    Better look on You Tube about the realtruth about Reagan. Yes he had a Democratic Congress. HOWEVER, Dumb Ass Reagan was always higher agendas than the Democratic Congress financially. Reagan sucked and George W. by far is still, and always will be the worse President in our countries history. Two wars unpaid for, Prescription Drug Plan unpaid for, Surplus in less than a year gone, he created only 1.2 million jobs, compared to Clintons 22 million. Not to mention Obama created over 1.2 million so far in less than one term at the same time dealing with the shit a Dumb Ass Conservative left him. That explains why in New York’s 26th District. That Liberal was supported by mostly Conservatives. The same with the first Black Elected Mayor of Jacksonville Florida. He to was supported by a lot of Conservatives. Now that the world is seeing the newly elected GOP House. Where are the jobs they promised? They got on Obama Cool within 45 days of office about jobs.
    The GOP has had 7 months. Where are the jobs like Clinton gave us? That’s what I thought. Barack “Cool” Obama is the HNIC (Head Nigga In Charge) now, and will continue to be until a new President is sworn in January 19, 2017. You can always move out the country if you don’t like it. Thise fuck ups I named what Bush pulled off will never, I believe, in our time, will be topped. I can only imagine if the GOP worked with the President from the beginning versues just going against him. The GOP was, and still is playing with American lives doing those childish thngs so fuck them. Keep this email. I’ll bet come 2012, the entire Congress and of course the White House, will be run by Liberals since now we see the true colos of the newly elected Conservatives.

  • 8Bryon_Direct8

    I’m 39, and only completed 1 semester of college. College does not mean anything. Some of our worlds greatest inventors and Presidents never went to college. They just read a lot of the RIGHT information. I read and get the same education as someone in college and it costs me next to nothing. My ex-wife, thank God she my ex, never fininshed high school and payed for a 3,200 sq ft home in cash $432k. I don’t understand your question because some of the dumbest people I’ve met were college educated and some of the smartest were those well traveled. If your complimenting me on being so knowledgable with college. Thanks, because I’ve gotton that for the past 12 years now. Many always thought I had a BA or Masters. Then when I tell them I only had one semester, they’re mouths drop. If your saying I’m not educated. Then good luck with your opinion.

  • dlibert

    Youtube? Did you know that when Reagan cut his first set of taxes he was promised for every one dollar of tax cuts the congress would offer back $3 in spending cuts? ( By the way look at today’s news in which the dems want to cut corporate tax’s – I think it was a NY times editorial – something like that.)

    I lived in socialist countries and trust me you do not want to have lived as they did. I saw communism face up and trust me you do not and would not want to live under that system. By the time Reagan left office you were not even 13 years old so I hate to say it this way but I hardly think you could truly sense what was happening in the country and how it was and would effect you. Your hatred and disdain towards him has come by what ever it is you have heard or read. Maybe read both sides and then read what the man himself wrote – then evaluate it. But I think your hatred would keep you from even reading anything reagan wrote. Like his speeches – he wrote his speeches himself – although hew did have speech writers but look it up and see how he did that and what shaped his words and thoughts. Tear down this Wall…between us all…you do knwo he was died of Alzheimers – so most likely his last year there would have been some physical manifestations of that – I would think any way. they say not but he was getting older and the disease was coming.

    I have limited time to respond tonight but there is no doubt that college education does not mean anything – Obama is a perfect example of that. He was helped by affirmative action, he was in elite schools all is life, even as a teenager. I don’t think he worked or paid his way through school from what I remember. And all he did was follow what his left wing teachers taught him – pointing him to the way of Saul Alinsky (Hillary had this guy as her hero as well.). I mean a convicted terrorist teacher whose actions led to the direct deaths of several NY pd officers somehow was one of B.O.’ main mentors into politics. How smart is that?
    Clinton was elected as the recession was ending, then wanted to pass Health care and raise taxes but was shot down. The 1994 congress was the first republican congress in over 40′s years and since a President can not pass a budget – he can submit one – it was congress who forced him to balance the budget. Add to it the dot.com bubble and who have economic growth. However the undercurrents were laying the seeds for the attacks of 9/11 (Bin Laden was offered to Clinton in 96 but he turned him down) and the community reinvestment act of ’77 was altered in 1996 to have greater impact the housing market by forcing banks to increase the ratio of loans to people who used to not qualify if they wanted to expand. We may have benefited from that CRA buying our house in 1998 paying points because we did not have 20%. we definitely were effected by it when we refi’ed with CountryFried in ’05, only we were and are still making payments and our house is not under water ( thank god) because of where we live.

    If you think Bush was a conservative then you do not know what a conservative is. NY 26th had 2 dems running against one Rep. The one guy( Jack Davis) was a two time loser as a democrat. This was the strategy employed by the dems in 06 when they ran candidates as centrists or slightly right wing folks in close districts only to have them after winning tow Pelosi’s skirt. All of the dems districts that went dem in 06 from rep – were close races. read up on Michael Barrone – he knows that type of stuff better than anyone. 13% voted for Jack – add that to the repub and you have more votes than the lib. By the way – How come you did not support Lynn Swann? just curios…Actually shit head – you can move – don’t tell me to move – I have been here longer than you. I am trying to change myself and those around me so that these policies have as little effect as possible. Suffice it to say this year is the worst year my business has ever had – EVER! WHY?
    ‘Just going against’ him is because you do not believe in his values or ideology!!! He had a full deck – compete majority in both houses – and the policies that are coming out of that situation are negatively effecting this country. The Chinese are telling us we need to stop what we are doing. The world wants to start another currency to get off the dollar. You can not print your way out of debt – the QE2 was implemented by this admin – it only serves to tax all of us by devaluing the dollar – right? How much has gas gone up since hope and change came in to play? The reason B.O. opened up the strat oil reserve is because Libyan oil is off line to the world – 3 mill barrels a day I think. Has that worked? ( r u anti the Libyan war or is that a good war?) If we could produce that much ourselves instead of backing Brazil to do the dirty work then maybe we could get out of this mess a little. In the mean time China is writing contracts with African countries for futures deliveries into the next decade plus for oil – taking that off the market – driving the price higher and causing us to bid for what we can get while the supply its limited. That is not good policy is it? We have 3 trade bills that are going no where – each of which would mean jobs and eco activity. To say nothing of this ‘Fast and Furious’ – 10mil was given to it in the stimulus bill. I hate to break this to you – but B.O. does not want this country to recover. He wants to change it – tear it down – and when he does or if he does tear it down – we all will be in misery. we will all be equally poor together.

    true freedom is the ability to prosper – it is not a guarantee. This society can go away and collapse – look at Greece – how is that working out? That is going right around the med to all those countries. Iceland had the highest per capita GDP until its currency lost half its value over night in the fall of 08 – right before our election I think.. They could not even afford to by the meat to put into the McD’s hamburgers. That and worse could happen here my friend.

    You hate reagan – it was his ideology that brought down Communism as a political enemy – the same Communism that led JFK to get into Vietnam and for LBJ to escalate. It was Nixon who opened the door to China 6 years after they were slaughtering millions of there own in the cultural revolution. Is that what you want? Cultural revolution? Don’t see it as a color thing because it is not. It is about what a person believes – and for me – it ain’t socialism/communism.

  • sbozich

    If you taught them how to spell, write, and think like you do, it’s no wonder they’re still illiterate and academically incompetent.  

  • sbozich

    I’ll tell you what to do: go fuck yourself.  Next time you do…you’ll have done what I told you to.  Idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dmitriymlkh Dmitriy Malakh

    Agreed. Marriage should be a religious institution and all cohabiting couples(gay or straight) should have the same rights under the law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dmitriymlkh Dmitriy Malakh

    The bible also says slaves shouldn’t revolt against their masters. I guess we should have never ended slavery, after all: God approves. So it doesn’t matter if slavery and killing gays are a detriment to human rights, it’s what the bible says.

  • LIBeralmeansLiberty

    I’m not an idiot. You should have used a comma between the words “fool” and “idiot.” You don’t have anything to add so I’m assuming you don’t have any sort of defense.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DTF6VUZ3RAZWETUCXIEUIYYKHM Rule3

    Thank you! Well said. I wish enough of us would wake the hell up. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DTF6VUZ3RAZWETUCXIEUIYYKHM Rule3

    Check your blogs. Most of the links are very left leaning. Research George Soros. 

  • John Dees

    Ok, im gonna finish reading this in a moment, but first i have to get something out of the way. Yes, at one time the Democratic party was associated with slavery and segregation, BUT BECAUSE Democrat leadership began to support Dr. King in the struggle for civil rights, all those prejudiced southern Democrats got angry and switched partys to the REPUBLICAN side….Thats why the south, which was traditionally Democrat are all RED STATES now. I just wanted to clear that up….the republican party is not the same party it was 100 years ago….especially in the south

  • http://www.facebook.com/LydiaCornell Lydia Cornell

    This is the most sophomoric article I ever read. It’s like you are saying UP is DOWN and BLACK IS WHITE. YOu have done zero research and every thing in this article is false, an absolutel LIE and a con. 

    You have filtered and taken out of context remote sentences from other books, and cobbled together your own bizarre world view. 

    It never ends, the anti Christian hypocrisy of the extremists who want to rewrite history. 

    God is love; Christ came with one message: LOVE ONE ANOTHER, take care of the poor and the “least among you” The MORE YOU GIVE THE MORE YOU RECEIVE. Never judge; leave judgment and vengeance to God, NEVER FIGHT YOUR ENEMIES.

    GIVE TO THE POOR. Give the cloak off your back to the poor and homeless. Help others with charity and you will inherit the earth. Be humble and not greedy. Obviously. 

    LOVE GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. NO MENTION OF YOUR SELF-CENTERED SALVATION. 

    Left Behind books are self-serving diatribes; fake and Anti-Christian, based on Fear. If you are Christian you have no fear, for love casts out fear. . 

    If you heart is in the right place, you will love your fellow man and never judge or throw stones.. YOu have it all backwards, only when you love your enemies, will the Ten Commandments work automatically. It’s an inside job. 

    And it’s none of your business to tell human beings who are obviously HERE (Yes, gays exist) taht they are less human than you. That they have no rights or civil rights as you do. HOW DARE YOU CALL YOURSEVES CHRISTIAN! Christ never knew you; you are anti-Christ. 

     Your fear and greed based anti-Christian morality is nowhere in Christ’s teachings. This is the LIAR and the father of him. 

  • truevoice4real

    Also there was a brother named Athan Gibbs…he actually proved that the GOP stole the 2000 and the 2004 elections..He was mysteriously killed in an auto accident..Also check oit Clint Curtis and Brice Funk…The GOP cannot be trusted…

  • truevoice4real

    Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his
    autobiography:

    “The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction,
    and extremism.”

    That was his description of the 1964 Republican National Convention. He also
    referred to the Republican convention as “the frenzied wedding at the Cow
    Palace of the KKK with the radical right.”

    Dr King was NOT a republican….This is why Black conservatives have NO respect in the Black communinty…stop the lies and get off the plantation…

  • truevoice4real

    WELFARE – THE RATIONAL WORLD
    THE TOP TEN WELFARE RECIPIENT STATES
    1) New Mexico (PURPLE/Swing State)
    2) Mississippi (Republican)
    3) Alaska (Republican)
    4) Louisiana (Republican)
    5) West Virginia (Republican)
    6) Alabama (Republican)
    7) South Dakota (Republican)
    8) Kentucky (Republican)
    9) Virginia (Republican)
    10) Montana (Republican)

    Sources: Tax Foundation, 2010 Census

  • truevoice4real

    “Facts are stupid things”….Ronald Reagan…

  • 8Bryon_Direct8

    Reading books on your own and understanding what your reading is being educated as well. Two plus two is equals four. What’s your point? I’ve met, and know a lot of people with NO college education and some with NO high school education, doing better than most with a college education. Can being college educated lead to more doors? Why yes, yesit can. However, what leads to more doors than that is a motivated mind that controls the body. But hey, good luck with your opinions. Mine are facts because I’ve witnessed it too many times in my 39 years and will witness some more of it.

    ________________________________

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-DeLisio/1097640994 Scott DeLisio

    I have grown tired of the attacks on the Tea Party and the Republican party that were all racists and that’s why we don’t like Obama. This has baffled me because as a conservative, tea party follower, I don’t know a single conservative racist. I decided to study the civil rights movement to see where  the Republicans went wrong because prior to the 1960′s, African Americans primarily voted Republican. They were deeply grounded in the Christian faith and they were fiscally conservative. It seems like a perfect match when Republicans have always been out front on equal rights and Democrats fought them every step of the way. What happened? A few things drove them away. 1. The Democrat party with the help of LBJ, was headed in a far more liberal direction than many conservative Democrats could tolerate and they began switching to the Republican party. The Southern Democrats decided that they had more in common with Republicans than they did with the LBJ Democrats. The Republican party platform hasn’t changed but these converts brought with them the racism that had been deeply rooted into the Democrat party. 2. LBJ’s “Great Society” was very popular among the poor and many of which were blacks. 3. Social Justice (wealth re-distribution) and Black Liberation Theology took hold and was taught in the black churches.  The important thing I have learned from all of this is that the Republican party hasn’t changed. There platform is still pro civil rights and condemns any racism that may exist in the party today.  On the other hand, The Democrat party has changed so much since JFK that many have left the party and joined the Republican party or just consider themselves independent.  Conservatives are not extreme, The Tea Party is not Extreme, they are still making the same arguments. The reason why they may seem extreme is because our country has drifted so far to the left and the mindset of the Democrat party is anti-Capitalism and pro Socialism. I think the Republican party is still the best party for helping people out of poverty and the Democrat party is dedicated to keeping people in poverty (Black or White).

  • http://twitter.com/onesoldiersmom onesoldiersmom

    My point is that you have half the story, yet have drawn the conclusion that merely reading a book makes you educated. Attending college provides so much more to a student. You haven’t ever exchanged ideas in a classroom, conducted experiments, debated, written papers, analyzed data, visited historical or cultural sites, and I could go on. Learning doesn’t just happen internally, but comes from all sorts of external stimulators. You are deluding yourself into thinking education is about reading an understanding, only. It’s far more complex than that. Stop pretending, and don’t take my word for it, enroll in a class and really open your mind. You claim that you have the facts, yet I’m the one that went to school. I earned a business degree and an MBA. I went to school at night, worked during the day and reared two sons who both currently serve in the military. I started college at the ripe old age of 30. I’d say you are a few years late, but better late than never. Now, get going! Your mind is waiting for you! ;)

  • truevoice4real

    WELFARE – THE RATIONAL WORLD
    THE TOP TEN WELFARE RECIPIENT STATES
    1) New Mexico (PURPLE/Swing State)
    2) Mississippi (Republican)
    3) Alaska (Republican)
    4) Louisiana (Republican)
    5) West Virginia (Republican)
    6) Alabama (Republican)
    7) South Dakota (Republican)
    8) Kentucky (Republican)
    9) Virginia (Republican)
    10) Montana (Republican)

    Sources: Tax Foundation, 2010 CensusI merely state facts so get over it…You keep whinin about planned paerenthood like it’s some big deal that people can’r ignore…It’s like drugs , cigarettes and the GOP…Just say no…The GOP has 5 Black maembers in congress sonce 1960…that’s 1 per decade..At least the democrats allow Blacks a seat at the table…The GOP wants Balck people to wait for the crumbs…Just like the trickle down theory..The GOP is the racist party now and has been since Nixon started the southern swing of getting racist democrats to be republicans…Like David Duke….

  • truevoice4real

    “It is unfortunate for us to see the Republican Party veer from the path
    Abraham Lincoln had in mind and we believe the Republican National Committee
    (RNC) should moderate extreme rhetoric from those who seek to take rights away
    from babies born on American soil via the 14th Amendment.

    Republicans should continue to champion giving freedoms to others instead of
    taking them away. Colorado former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo now wants
    Congress to pass a bill denying citizenship
    to newborns of undocumented residents and has created a “super” Political Action
    Committee to raise funds in an effort to change the 14th Amendment
    with other like-minded Republicans.

    A religious leader, Mike Huckabee, recently told evangelical Pat
    Robertson of The 700 Club that the reason he opted out of his then-expected
    2012 presidential bid was because he disagreed with the level of “toxicity”
    garnered by his very own Right wing base.

    It is our desire to see the RNC take leadership in moderating the extreme
    rhetoric from Republicans who seek to take newborn rights away and to remember
    the promissory note Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of.”

    From the Hispanic Republican website….I guess you republicans can forget the hispanic vote…When will the racist GOP ever learn..??

  • truevoice4real

    Where any republicans at the MLK memorial..Was Herman Cain , Allan West , War Connelly , Frances Rice , Laeey Elder, Eick Perry , Sarah Palin , Micheal Steele or any other prominent republican there…I don’t know ..I’m just asking…Since they say MLK was so a republican you would think they would be there to honor him..

  • 8Bryon_Direct8

    You have your opinions and I’m going on facts. People are getting educated mire and more off computer studies without sharing information. For example my friend, got a 2 year IT degree off the computer. He started out making $52k a year. Just off the computer. As far as college goes. Better look at the very near cost. College students will be paying off loans for the rest of their lives. Screw that. College should NOT cost $100k to get educated. It should cost, at most, $10 maybe $15k a year. A person educated making $4k a month is supposed to enjoy that. Not useing half of that to pay mostly interest. College is like credit cards. It’s designed to keep one in debt. Screw that. Which is why I don’t live in a deficit and have not had a credit card since 1998 when I educated myself on how the credit card industry works. Wait until 2019. College, on average, is calculated to cost on an average $180k. These people are on crack, PCP, heroin, and pain killers at once. If that’s the case. Minimum wage alone better be $20 an hour. But we know it won’t be because the design is for the wealthy to create an oligarchy. I saw this coming in 1999. I’m not stupid. I have good vision.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GKC6QOROEO7XBGXS2FSW2GD44Q Cesar

    Amen, my brother!

  • Steel2g

    LIBeralmeansLiberty,

    It’s really funny to me how in Wikipedia, the short Bio on M.L.K. doesn’t list his “political party” like it does every other political figure. It just list it as his “political movement”.  Trying to hide something?

    And when the hell has Rotten.com become a credible source? They have so much weirdo crap on their site and even sell memberships to their own Pornography site! Yeah I’m going to believe what they say is the truth!! 

    Grow up and quit being so stupid; or “Stuck on Stupid” as your Democratic Mayor of the Chocolate City would say!

    And to quote 8Bryon_Direct8:
    “This conversation is terminated.”

  • Steel2g

    LIBeralmeansLiberty,

    It’s really funny to me how in Wikipedia, the short Bio on M.L.K. doesn’t list his “political party” like it does every other political figure. It just list it as his “political movement”.  Trying to hide something?

    And when the hell has Rotten.com become a credible source? They have so much weirdo crap on their site and even sell memberships to their own Pornography site! Yeah I’m going to believe what they say is the truth!! 

    Grow up and quit being so stupid; or “Stuck on Stupid” as your Democratic Mayor of the Chocolate City would say!

    And to quote 8Bryon_Direct8:
    “This conversation is terminated.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S7VCXTJICWPTZSKVS73SUAPY4I Jerald J

    Joseph, you are sincere perhaps, but you’re sincerely wrong! Homosexuality and the so-called “gay marriage” is more than about money matters, it is about redefining the God-ordained institutions of marriage and the family. Gays want the title “marriage” to legitimize their perverted lifestyles and nothing more. They want to destroy what God has created between men and women.

    Therefore, as a “Christian”, I am bound by biblical authority to stand against sexual perversion and cultural decadence from a very small and minute class of people. How can any person claim to know Jesus and still support homosexuality and same sex “marriage?”  I certainly cannot and nor will I ever! The Scripture says, “there is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”. To stand against the barbaric behavior doesn’t mean that one hates such a person, it means that one has a set of values and convictions that one must uphold with integrity!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Mathew/1344968677 John Mathew

    Hi Dmitry,
    Your argument can seem to be true when read on the surface, but it is not! I am not sure if you are sincerely mistaken or playing it naughty. In either case you need to be corrected and informed.

    Though in the old testament times and early new tastament period we read about slavery, it is not the form that we are referring to in the modern times. In fact the Bible abhors the kind of slavery you have in mind. Please read 1 Cor.7:23. It says rather explicitly, “Do not be slaves of men”. If the Bible says like that you think it will ever say make slaves of men” Of course not. In the portion there, apostle paul means that everyone outside of Christ is a slave of sin. That is a greater problem. In older times the slaves were usually provided by the Masters and in most cases they were slaves by choice and not by pressure. Some of the slaves enjoyed better freedom under their masters than what we experience under our so-called employers of modern day. 

    So Dmitry, if you like to discuss more about  this, please post a reply with your e-mail, I will be glad to discuss more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=587252673 Karla Wiseman Bronicki

    MLK never spoke of his political leanings because he was cause-oriented and would take the support of any politician regardless of their political party.

    The ONLY reason for anyone to claim the support of entities such as MLK, or Jesus, or Gandhi, etc., would be to promote their OWN AGENDA as was done in this article. The article serves to promote an OPINION that social services somehow hurts the bottom tier (for some reason specifically black people in this article) rather than helping them. Whereas people like MLK worked for their agenda of civil rights regardless of politics. 

    Ask someone who works at minimum wage if they disagree with the minimum wage laws.
    Ask someone who is on welfare if it hurts them.
    And for the sake of history, read a book about the life and times of poor people prior to 1920… Something like “The Jungle” comes to mind. Or read a book from pre-right wing-nut era, such as “Black like Me.” 
    You will find that ignoring the poor does not make them disappear, you will find that there are NOT enough charities to help the poor, you will find that those with mental and physical problems need aid, you will find that unregulated big business will abuse their workers, and lastly you will find that many people will be discriminated against because of their race, religion or socio-economic standing. 

  • Edward Viljoen

    This post reminded me of something Bishop Spong wrote in his personal manifesto: 

    I will no longer listen to that pious sentimentality that certain Christian leaders continue to employ, which suggests some version of that strange and overtly dishonest phrase that “we love the sinner but hate the sin.” That statement is, I have concluded, nothing more than a self-serving lie designed to cover the fact that these people hate homosexual persons and fear homosexuality itself, but somehow know that hatred is incompatible with the Christ they claim to profess, so they adopt this face-saving and absolutely false statement. I will no longer temper my understanding of truth in order to pretend that I have even a tiny smidgen of respect for the appalling negativity that continues to emanate from religious circles where the church has for centuries conveniently perfumed its ongoing prejudices against blacks, Jews, women and homosexual persons with what it assumes is “high-sounding, pious rhetoric.”

  • AJBarnes7272

    What people don’t see today is what they don’t want to see… Allow me a short digression… 80% of abortions are performed in the inner-city and a majority of babies killed are black babies. Genocide of inner-city children has been the #1 plank on the Democrat Party’s platform for many years. They claim they’re supporting ‘choice’, but they are in the same mold as the guy who invented the birth control pill who said he did it to reduce the black population. So the Democrats are now the new KKK in my eyes, funding and lobbying for the murder of the black race. So, your article has merit along those lines.

  • 2blola

    And it is against the bible to divorce and have affairs and where do all you people that use the bible stand on this.  I am religous and I am disgusted when people throw the bible in to this.  Shame on you for playing God and judging.  There are tons of wild things  in the bible.

  • 2blola

    Your right abortion should not be taken lightly cause it is the death of a child.  Woman that use abortion as a birth control method should go to jail for murder.  This is the most educated country in the world and we know how to prevent this from happening.  How shameful the amount of abortions happen in the United States.   It makes me ashamed to be a woman.  Planned parenthood is all over this country, most high schools and all colleges have places with free contraceptions.
    Abortion should be a rarity not an everyday option.  People take actions to prevent this. 

  • johnhay

    “Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist ‘Dixiecrats’ did not all migrate to the Republican Party.”

    You should always read the whole piece BEFORE you comment, especially in ALL CAPS. It keeps you from making a fool of yourself.

  • alexandria tilatitsky

    Contraception is not accepted by the Church either. Obviously we’re not that educated of a country if there are people like you and other commentors who believe there’s nothing wrong in forcing your religious beliefs on others. If you believe abortion is wrong and life begins at conception, then don’t get an abortion. Don’t tell the next woman what to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1196507670 William Joseph Cook

    Oh yes it is. You people hate any reference to christianity, dont donate as much money as evidenced by many studies. You are anti family, anti christmas, anti prayer as a whole

  • LooknGlass

    Jon 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”Jeremiah 22:3 This is what the Lord has said: Do what is right, judging
    uprightly, and make free from the hands of the cruel one him whose
    goods have been violently taken away: do no wrong and be not violent to
    the man from a strange country and the child without a father and the
    widow, and let not those who have done no wrong be put to death in this
    place
    Proverbs 31:9 Let your mouth be open, judging rightly, and give right decisions in the cause of the poor and those in need.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKF7SI3HM5ZGMNHQRLKDRFEJUA Joseph

    Ms. Frances RiceI’m neither Republican nor a Christian. I am in fact a white male libertarian atheist who lives in middle Tennessee. I can’t tell you how often I try to iterate the points you made in your piece Why Martin Luther King was a Republican, but you have done a much finer job that I have. As a libertarian, I’m against both paternalistic church and paternalistic state. The former being a favorite position of the far right and the latter the favorite position of the left wing. The reason I seem to be always “pushing a Republican agenda” is that it’s the truth, as you stated in your piece, that it was the Republicans that freed the slaves (with constitutional amendments), and it’s the Democrats/Progressives that are DESTROYING Black America. Their social dependency programs SUBSIDIZE poverty, failure, unemployment, and single motherhood in impoverished neighborhoods. When Dr. King gave his famous speech in Washington D.C. 70% of America’s black children were in intact homes with two parents. Today the opposite is true, 70% (rounding down) of black children today do not have an adult male parental figure living in the home. Today, black families are less intact than ever before in America, even if we include the days of slavery in the 18th and 19th century. Government social dependency programs PAY impoverished Americans to destroy their own culture and nuclear family. And the Dems and Progs who champion these programs then blame Republicans and call for the vote of the impoverished to help themselves out of the mess that the Dems instigated in the first place. If I were prone to conspiracy theories, I would say that this one is a duesy, but whether it was planned or stumbled upon heuristically, the results are the same, the destruction of black America. Today, 70% of black woman are single, while 50% of black men in America never graduated from high school. 1 in 3 black women are single into their 40′s and have never been married and are choosing to not marry black men who are plagued with a history of incarceration, unemployment and substance abuse.  2 Black American women now graduate from college for every 1 black man who does the same. Unless the tide turns soon, the prognosis looks grim. Thank you for this piece, I hope you have thought about republishing it in this election year. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKF7SI3HM5ZGMNHQRLKDRFEJUA Joseph

    Ms. Frances RiceI’m neither Republican nor a Christian. I am in fact a white male libertarian atheist who lives in middle Tennessee. I can’t tell you how often I try to iterate the points you made in your piece Why Martin Luther King was a Republican, but you have done a much finer job that I have. As a libertarian, I’m against both paternalistic church and paternalistic state. The former being a favorite position of the far right and the latter the favorite position of the left wing. The reason I seem to be always “pushing a Republican agenda” is that it’s the truth, as you stated in your piece, that it was the Republicans that freed the slaves (with constitutional amendments), and it’s the Democrats/Progressives that are DESTROYING Black America. Their social dependency programs SUBSIDIZE poverty, failure, unemployment, and single motherhood in impoverished neighborhoods. When Dr. King gave his famous speech in Washington D.C. 70% of America’s black children were in intact homes with two parents. Today the opposite is true, 70% (rounding down) of black children today do not have an adult male parental figure living in the home. Today, black families are less intact than ever before in America, even if we include the days of slavery in the 18th and 19th century. Government social dependency programs PAY impoverished Americans to destroy their own culture and nuclear family. And the Dems and Progs who champion these programs then blame Republicans and call for the vote of the impoverished to help themselves out of the mess that the Dems instigated in the first place. If I were prone to conspiracy theories, I would say that this one is a duesy, but whether it was planned or stumbled upon heuristically, the results are the same, the destruction of black America. Today, 70% of black woman are single, while 50% of black men in America never graduated from high school. 1 in 3 black women are single into their 40′s and have never been married and are choosing to not marry black men who are plagued with a history of incarceration, unemployment and substance abuse.  2 Black American women now graduate from college for every 1 black man who does the same. Unless the tide turns soon, the prognosis looks grim. Thank you for this piece, I hope you have thought about republishing it in this election year. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKF7SI3HM5ZGMNHQRLKDRFEJUA Joseph

    Ms. Rice, I’m neither Republican nor a Christian. I am in fact a white male libertarian atheist who lives in middle Tennessee. I can’t tell you how often I try to iterate the points you made in your piece Why Martin Luther King was a Republican, but you have done a much finer job that I have. As a libertarian, I’m against both paternalistic church and paternalistic state. The former being a favorite position of the far right and the latter the favorite position of the left wing. The reason I seem to be always “pushing a Republican agenda” is that it’s the truth, as you stated in your piece, that it was the Republicans that freed the slaves (with constitutional amendments), and it’s the Democrats/Progressives that are DESTROYING Black America. Their social dependency programs SUBSIDIZE poverty, failure, unemployment, and single motherhood in impoverished neighborhoods. When Dr. King gave his famous speech in Washington D.C. 70% of America’s black children were in intact homes with two parents. Today the opposite is true, 70% (rounding down) of black children today do not have an adult male parental figure living in the home. Today, black families are less intact than ever before in America, even if we include the days of slavery in the 18th and 19th century. Government social dependency programs PAY impoverished Americans to destroy their own culture and nuclear family. And the Dems and Progs who champion these programs then blame Republicans and call for the vote of the impoverished to help themselves out of the mess that the Dems instigated in the first place. If I were prone to conspiracy theories, I would say that this one is a duesy, but whether it was planned or stumbled upon heuristically, the results are the same, the destruction of black America. Today, 70% of black woman are single, while 50% of black men in America never graduated from high school. 1 in 3 black women are single into their 40′s and have never been married and are choosing to not marry black men who are plagued with a history of incarceration, unemployment and substance abuse.  2 Black American women now graduate from college for every 1 black man who does the same. Unless the tide turns soon, the prognosis looks grim. Thank you for this piece, I hope you have thought about republishing it in this election year.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKF7SI3HM5ZGMNHQRLKDRFEJUA Joseph

    Ms. Rice, I’m neither Republican nor a Christian. I am in fact a white male libertarian atheist who lives in middle Tennessee. I can’t tell you how often I try to iterate the points you made in your piece Why Martin Luther King was a Republican, but you have done a much finer job that I have. As a libertarian, I’m against both paternalistic church and paternalistic state. The former being a favorite position of the far right and the latter the favorite position of the left wing. The reason I seem to be always “pushing a Republican agenda” is that it’s the truth, as you stated in your piece, that it was the Republicans that freed the slaves (with constitutional amendments), and it’s the Democrats/Progressives that are DESTROYING Black America. Their social dependency programs SUBSIDIZE poverty, failure, unemployment, and single motherhood in impoverished neighborhoods. When Dr. King gave his famous speech in Washington D.C. 70% of America’s black children were in intact homes with two parents. Today the opposite is true, 70% (rounding down) of black children today do not have an adult male parental figure living in the home. Today, black families are less intact than ever before in America, even if we include the days of slavery in the 18th and 19th century. Government social dependency programs PAY impoverished Americans to destroy their own culture and nuclear family. And the Dems and Progs who champion these programs then blame Republicans and call for the vote of the impoverished to help themselves out of the mess that the Dems instigated in the first place. If I were prone to conspiracy theories, I would say that this one is a duesy, but whether it was planned or stumbled upon heuristically, the results are the same, the destruction of black America. Today, 70% of black woman are single, while 50% of black men in America never graduated from high school. 1 in 3 black women are single into their 40′s and have never been married and are choosing to not marry black men who are plagued with a history of incarceration, unemployment and substance abuse.  2 Black American women now graduate from college for every 1 black man who does the same. Unless the tide turns soon, the prognosis looks grim. Thank you for this piece, I hope you have thought about republishing it in this election year.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKF7SI3HM5ZGMNHQRLKDRFEJUA Joseph

    Karla, 

    As to why minimum wage laws harm employees is easy to discover. Unfortunately, you haven’t bothered to do that. Only 3% of the current work force works for minimum wage, and that drops to less than 1% if you discount jobs designed so that people are really taking home the lion share of their income in tips, like those of skycaps or waiters in fancy restaurants. The reason is that people receive raises within the first 6 to 9 months of employment, some soon as their 90 day probation period has expired.  

    Minimum wage laws are bad for employees because it raises the skill level bar for potential employees. If Bob has no job experience, then he’s unlikely to get a job compared to someone else who does, even when the employer could just use a trainable entry level employee who would quickly go up in wages anyway after being trained. Keeping Bob from getting a job is not ideal. 

    But, consider that people in entry level jobs who stand to receive minimum wage jobs are not likely to vote anyway. So, why do Democrats care about this? Because union contract labor pay is often contractually multiples of minimum wage. For example, unions can insist that Journeymen be paid 6 x the minimum wage. Obviously what is in play here is not looking out for unskilled labor, but rather a political party pandering to unions in exchange for political support. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKF7SI3HM5ZGMNHQRLKDRFEJUA Joseph

    BTW Karla, this article wasn’t for everyone. Rather it was only for those curious as to why Dr. Martin Luther King was a Republican. I’m at a loss as to why you would read the article and then complain about having done so. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKF7SI3HM5ZGMNHQRLKDRFEJUA Joseph

    Dear Karla, no one wants the poor to disappear. We want poverty to disappear. That is unlikely to happen as long as government uses tax moneys to subsidize poverty. You are correct, there are not enough charities to take care of the people who need help, but that’s only because government has put itself in the position of competing with charities with my tax moneys. And these government subsistence (dependency) programs personally gain when the person in need becomes totally dependent upon their services rather than being helped up by them, whereas charities would gain by helping people do better, as a safety net, but not by acting as  hammock. Charities encourage the best in people. Social dependency programs encourage the worst. We’re paying people to destroy their lives and their families in exchange for qualifying for a subsistence government check. When it pays that young lady to list the father of her just born baby as “unknown”, then we’re subsidizing broken homes and permanent poverty for her and her children. This is far from ideal. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKF7SI3HM5ZGMNHQRLKDRFEJUA Joseph

    Steel2g wrote: ”
    It’s really funny to me how in Wikipedia, the short Bio on M.L.K. doesn’t list his “political party” like it does every other political figure. It just list it as his “political movement”.  Trying to hide something?”

    That’s because he wasn’t a political figure. Not officially that is. He was an activist figure and leader of a social movement. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000325065978 Jason Johnson

    Frances Rice like all the brainwashed extreme right wing wacko’s reading and agreeing with this obvious SPIN JOB are wrong, but whats even more is that Rice here attempts to do an ideology reversal on the recorded facts which is to LIE! That’s right TO SPIN A FACT IS AKIN TO LYING ABOUT IT! The recorded facts tell a very different story. Would you believe the man himself of Francis Rice? Lets just see shall we. Dr. King said in a letter to a civil rights supporter in October 1956 , and I quote “In the past I always voted the Democratic ticket ” and although Dr King was a Reverend who rarely publicly supported any political party or candidate he did say that he was (again to quote) “undecided” as to whether he would vote for Adlai Stevenson or Dwight Eisenhower (A Centrist Republican Even for that time) but just following that statement AND AGAIN… I re-quote “I voted primarily for Democrats” DID YOU CATCH THAT QUOTE FROM THE MOUTH OF KING? And by the way he also fully he supported and VOTED for John Kennedy (EVERYONE KNOWS THAT). He also openly criticized Republican Barry Goldwater during the 1964 presidential campaign. You see people, LIES only affect the weak minds of those who walk in darkness and cannot walk in the light of truth. LIES LIES LIES and SPIN SPIN SPIN! All you Republitards are the same and Dr King would be horribly sickened and ashamed at the very sight of you hypocritical brain dead Republicans of today. He would NEVER stand with you, And Certainly STAND AGAINST YOU ALL!
    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_political_party_did_martin_Luther_king_jr_support#ixzz1jkUg6MXd

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000325065978 Jason Johnson

    Frances Rice like all the brainwashed extreme right wing wacko’s reading and agreeing with this obvious SPIN JOB are wrong, but whats even more is that Rice here attempts to do an ideology reversal on the recorded facts which is to LIE! That’s right TO SPIN A FACT IS AKIN TO LYING ABOUT IT! The recorded facts tell a very different story. Would you believe the man himself of Francis Rice? Lets just see shall we. Dr. King said in a letter to a civil rights supporter in October 1956 , and I quote “In the past I always voted the Democratic ticket ” and although Dr King was a Reverend who rarely publicly supported any political party or candidate he did say that he was (again to quote) “undecided” as to whether he would vote for Adlai Stevenson or Dwight Eisenhower (A Centrist Republican Even for that time) but just following that statement AND AGAIN… I re-quote “I voted primarily for Democrats” DID YOU CATCH THAT QUOTE FROM THE MOUTH OF KING? And by the way he also fully he supported and VOTED for John Kennedy (EVERYONE KNOWS THAT). He also openly criticized Republican Barry Goldwater during the 1964 presidential campaign. You see people, LIES only affect the weak minds of those who walk in darkness and cannot walk in the light of truth. LIES LIES LIES and SPIN SPIN SPIN! All you Republitards are the same and Dr King would be horribly sickened and ashamed at the very sight of you hypocritical brain dead Republicans of today. He would NEVER stand with you, And Certainly STAND AGAINST YOU ALL!
    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_political_party_did_martin_Luther_king_jr_support#ixzz1jkUg6MXd

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000325065978 Jason Johnson

    You are the one that looks like a fool here johnhay. Dr King Sr was for a short while a Republican that later changed to the Democratic party. Dr Martin Luther King JR ….NEVER was a (R) and you should try to read ALL the words and a little more carefully too I would recommend before you open your mouth and remove all doubt on your own IQ!
    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_political_party_did_martin_Luther_king_jr_support#ixzz1jkUg6MXd

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000325065978 Jason Johnson

    You mean of course the bill called for by (D) John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11, 1963 which enabled the US Attorney General to join in lawsuits against state governments which operated segregated school systems. The bill that went to the House of Representatives being referred to the House Judiciary Committee which was chaired by Emmanuel Cellar a Democrat who strengthened
    the act, adding provisions to ban racial discrimination in employment,
    providing greater protection to black voters, eliminating segregation in
    all publicly owned facilities (not just schools), and strengthening the
    anti-segregation clauses regarding public facilities such as lunch
    counters.You mean THAT Democratic party led Bill?…MORON

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNFIAVMIAPHKY3F3CDAPPF35BA cory

    http://suwanneegop.com/NBRA%20Civil%20Rights%20Newsletter-2.pdf this should clear some things up for you his own family said he was a republican geez

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNFIAVMIAPHKY3F3CDAPPF35BA cory
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  • Jay DeFee

    Sectarianism is the greatest evil we have today.  I grew up during the early days of the civil rights movement and was not opposed to it.  I am a southern white and I was ok with black integration and was fine with it in school and in the military.  I have noticed over the past 50 years that the TV media, the major print sources along with politicians and educators try to keep the injury to blacks as fresh as possible.  They practice sectarianism as a livelihood.  It is sad.  I fear that for many blacks the progress has been as slow as any racial integration in world history.  For my experience, whites other than the media, politicians, and educators have not attempted to perpetuate the issue and the division.  The sectarians do this with other issues like sex, labor unions, gays and religion.  It won’t get better until we throw off  these trouble makers and agitators.   They are easy to spot.  They bring up race in nearly every subject the experience and love to act like they are doing such good and lovely things for blacks.  I have found most of these people wouldn’t help anyone with a flat tire or helping out with an extra meal.

  • GregAbdul

    Da…..you repeated yourself three times! 

  • GregAbdul

    “This is why black people do not support the Republican party.” 

    What possible purpose does it serve to lie on Martin Luther King? Modern black conservatives have me totally lost as to what is in their brains? Are people like Herman Cain on crack? They laugh and embrace white racists. House nigger and coon” are too nice terms for them. They literally stand shoulder to shoulder with whites who hate blacks and want blacks to be a permanent underclass and a drag on America. If they succeed, America is headed for the toilet. We are in a global competition and the last thing we need is a permanent underclass. Bigots are anti American and it is so sad that there are so many hateful white Americans unable to see that simple fact. Frances Rice is a bigot, but even worse, Frances Rice is a LIAR. King fought and gave his life for poor people and most of all for government benefits for poor people. Dr. King fought for garbage men and the maids of America. To try to say that King belonged to the party of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich is such a stupid lie, that it almost does not deserve a response. AIN’T NARY A BLACK PERSON BUT THE MOST STUPID UNCLE TOM NEGRO’S BUYING THIS GARBAGE. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-Ward/100001346382214 Shannon Ward

    someone didn’t read the voting record .  JFK voted against the bill as a Senator and the only reason why it was finally passed under Johnson was because the Senate that passed the bill was Republican controlled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mikey-Velez/100003117708482 Mikey Velez

    its so typical for you say that..your a person that can have all the proof in the world and still make a statment like that “”WOW”” …this is what i,m saying about some white people they keep perpetrating this bullshit lie, its call WHITE GUILT !!! stop it … that lie about racist democrats becoming republicans is such BULLSHIT !!!!! 

  • MC1171611

    That’s where individual liberty comes into play. With a proper, Constitutional government, we wouldn’t have questions about who has to serve whom or which “groups” receive priority treatment or other such nonsense.

    Under my God-given liberty, if I run an adoption agency, I should be able to refuse service to whomever I don’t want to deal with. Of course, thanks to Democratic “discrimination” laws, I would be forced to associate with certain people against my will, but that’s not the godly nor the Constitutional way.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6QTMCIROOHSDHSWIWX3UUQONQY Nick

    According to his grandson and son:
    “My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., or “Daddy King”, was a Republican and father of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a Republican.” But, not according to his son, who’s liberal partisan politics are reflected in his statement released through the King Center published in an AP article in July 2008 at Martin Luther King III said, “It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican. It is even more outrageous to suggest that he would support the Republican Party of today, which has spent so much time and effort trying to suppress African-American votes in Florida and many other states.” And the Wash Post article provided in the related link in 2006 says King actually voted for LBJ in 1964. In fact, in “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” which was published after King’s death from his written material and records, King called the 1964 Republican national convention that nominated Goldwater a “frenzied wedding … of the KKK and the radical right.”

  • phoenix110

    A bigot will always be a bigot.  I feel sorry for you.  You throw around words like “cracker” and think you aren’t a racist?  That makes you a hypocrite.  Get over yourself.  And stop posting your hate speech online.  Reasonable people don’t want to hear it.  

  • Brett Bellmore

     Is this a fact-free zone or something?

    Martin Luther King, Jr. supported neither party. He privately voted for John F. Kennedy in 1960, and his father overtly endorsed Kennedy; furthermore, he privately noted he would have supported Kennedy in 1964. Past that, opposition to the various Civil Rights Acts was more so geographically based than party-based–although of course, the South was mostly Democratic at the time. That’s only part of the story, though. Jumping to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a higher proportion of Northern Democrats supported the bill than Northern Republicans, and a higher proportion of Southern Democrats supported the bill than Southern Republicans. Looking at overall party is only part of the picture. Completely regardless, this has no basis upon the modern parties. Are we completely overlooking the Partisan Realignment and Southern Strategy? That absolutely altered the geographic and ideological landscape of the two main parties between the time of King, Jr. and today, and there has been no switch back since.

    History does not exist at your leisure.

  • WAM6

    Interesting, the things you won’t be taught in history classes in school.  I had a left-leaning attorney (who practices employment law) once point out that almost every significant piece of civil rights legislation was signed into law by Republican presidents.  No surprise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.archer.7 Joe Archer

    @Joseph L King. You are a very smart man. Could not agree more.

  • Sir Toe

    Wow. To say MLK was a Republican is bold when there are so many statements by him to the contrary:

    “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today [is] my own government”

    “…in the past, I always voted the Democratic ticket.” (autobiography)

    Martin
    Luther King III said in 2008:”It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a
    Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is
    certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican.”

    “The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism.” (autobiography)

    “Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues
    to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both
    here and abroad.”

    “The evils of capitalism and militarism are as great as the evils of racism.”

    Some republican…

  • SOG1077


    Contraception is not accepted by the Church either.”

    Only the Catholic Church. Please get your facts straight before talking about things you don’t fully understand.

  • SOG1077

    You helped answer my question that was troubling me but now I see the truth clearly and I THANK YOU!

  • http://www.facebook.com/krkingsley Rick Kingsley

    This says it all as to the policies of Democrats.
    “Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Examples of how egregiously Democrats act to keep blacks in poverty are numerous.”
    Democrats don’t want to lose a substantial voting block and have done nothing but to keep minorities enslaved to entitlement programs and the govt. dole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/msu.tmcclelland Tricia Nicole Mulkey McClellan

    Dr. King wouldn’t have voted for Obama. Why you ask, because he is for defending life….‎”We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was ‘Legal’.”~Martin Luther King,Jr.

  • audette7

    It is scientific fact that life begins at conception, but then again how dare I force my scientific facts on you! Imagine if I used the “don’t believe in it, don’t do it” argument for other horrible arguements such as- If you don’t believe in slavery, don’t own one? If you don’t believe in murder, don’t murder anyone? If you don’t believe in stealing, then don’t steal? It is the same thing as saying- just shut up and look the other way.

  • laughing

    “the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.” Really? Recently I’ve always been a democrat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/corina.creason Corina Creason

    Wow I completely agree with everything you have said on this issue.

  • jnora

    Kudos to you, Prayer Warrior! This brings to mind the Sunday School song we sang for decades…”red or yellow, black or white, we are precious in His site…” I doubt if even 1% of the blacks in America even know that MLK was a Republican. I wish all of them would follow how he would have them behave and think. It was just RIGHT! I think being a Democrat and a Christian are mutually exclusive because of the murderous acts of abortion. How I dare say this? Because I believe it. If they say, “well, it is just a part of being a Democrat,” then they may as well perform the abortion themselves. God is VERY displeased with people who believe in abortion. I am of the belief that it is Biblical ONLY to save the life of the mother. I see people who claim to be both Christians and Democrats and I wonder how they justify that with God. They WILL be accountable for that in the end. Thanks again for speaking the truth, Prayer Warrior.

  • jnora

    Mr. King:

    I am of the firm belief that we love the sinner and hate the sin. Judging the “sin” that is completely forbidden is NOT judging the sinner. While it is very hard to separate the two, it can be done without pompousness and boastfulness. Wrong is wrong. I have a huge capability of forgiveness and hope those I have sinned against have the same. Christians MUST stop falling into the “PC” methods of today. We must speak up against the sin and not the sinner. It is those outside the realm of Christianity that cannot understand that we can distinguish the two. Do I think these sinners are bad people? Of course not. WE ARE ALL SINNERS! But sinners sins are bad and it is the people we must reach to help them along the narrow path.

  • jnora

    Yes there are…and they are also sins. People did terrible things in those days, just as they do now. People must learn to ask for forgiveness, repent and others need to forgive them. God forgives them and who are we NOT to forgive them. The Bible is our guide by which to live. Please look at it in a more enriching way than as a tool for ridicule.

  • Shellie Thomas

    So VERY well said!

  • Shellie Thomas

    I love it! You’re definitely right…

  • oljw

    It’s amusing to watch the left try and 1) take credit for the GOP’s positive influence on our history while 2) trying to slough off their bad actors/actions onto the GOP at the same time.. In fact, were it not so pathetic and dangerous it would be hilarious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Weaver/100001248663272 Michael Weaver

    very very good and well spoken!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1154715573 facebook-1154715573

    As the leader of the SCLC, King maintained a policy of not publicly endorsing a U.S. political party or candidate: “I feel someone must remain in the position of non-alignment, so that he can look objectively at both parties and be the conscience of both—not the servant or master of either.”[31]
    In a 1958 interview, he expressed his view that neither party was perfect, saying, “I don’t think the Republican party is a party full of the almighty God nor is the Democratic party. They both have weaknesses … And I’m not inextricably bound to either party.”[32]
    King critiqued both parties’ performance on promoting racial equality:
    Actually, the Negro has been betrayed by both the Republican and the Democratic party. The Democrats have betrayed him by capitulating to the whims and caprices of the Southern Dixiecrats. The Republicans have betrayed him by capitulating to the blatant hypocrisy of reactionary right wing northern Republicans. And this coalition of southern Dixiecrats and right wing reactionary northern Republicans defeats every bill and every move towards liberal legislation in the area of civil rights.[33]
    Although King never publicly supported a political party or candidate for president, in a letter to a civil rights supporter in October 1956 he said that he was undecided as to whether he would vote for Adlai Stevenson or Dwight Eisenhower, but that “In the past I always voted the Democratic ticket.”[34]
    In his autobiography, King says that in 1960 he privately voted for Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy: “I felt that Kennedy would make the best president. I never came out with an endorsement. My father did, but I never made one.” King adds that he likely would have made an exception to his non-endorsement policy in 1964, saying “Had President Kennedy lived, I would probably have endorsed him in 1964.”

  • Mary

    This has been around for awhile. Why haven’t I seen this before? Is what he writes, truth? Why does the GOP broadcast this stuff loudly?

  • Stephanie

    I love that comment “God is my true color”. Awesome

  • righterium

    NO. why a “conservative” website, with proudly “small government beliefs” would champion the fact that the Republican party was acting in a very big government way, forcing people by federal fiat, to do things they didn’t believe in. You are saying the Republicans were acting like that Hitler Obama! Also, since conservatives know that the civil rights act is an evil imposed on us by liberals and that it is at the heart of our godless decline into marriages between people and animals, and accepting Mexicans and black people into the white house, it cannot be true we Republicans fought for these beliefs? MLK was a communist and a godless person, like Obama who is a muslim and satanic – look at his ears!!!!!!!!! I dont think you’re a conservative website at all. I think you are working with satan to confuse us who know the truth. Republicans would NEVER tell other people how to live and think. WE will make them believe in God though! I pray for the day that we will be able to righteously destroy or convert those heathens who want to steal our Christmas and our Christ from our coins and our GOD given rights, like it says in the bible to GET RICH and walk over the worthless, useless poor and losers!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/malwiseman Malcolm Luther Wiseman III
  • Mike

    Husband and “WIDE”??? was that a freudian slip there…lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NFJLG7C2GQVDEKY6ZEACDYBKKA yahoo-NFJLG7C2GQVDEKY6ZEACDYBKKA

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was NOT a Republican. If anything he was Democratic. Quit repeating this lie.

    “Although King never publicly supported a political party or candidate
    for president, in a letter to a civil rights supporter in October 1956
    he said that he was undecided as to whether he would vote for Adlai Stevenson or Dwight Eisenhower, but that “In the past I always voted the Democratic ticket.”

    “In his autobiography, King says that in 1960 he privately voted for
    Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy: “I felt that Kennedy would make
    the best president. I never came out with an endorsement. My father did,
    but I never made one.” King adds that he likely would have made an
    exception to his non-endorsement policy in 1964, saying “Had President
    Kennedy lived, I would probably have endorsed him in 1964.”

  • Bob

    Martin luther king jr is awesome and can have my money

  • Bob

    Xavier Cogshaw is my best buddy.

  • zac bernstien

    nick is annoying

  • Ron Ibzoza

    The assertion in paragraph 4 that John Kennedy and Al Gore Sr. voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act is factually incorrect. See http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/85-1957/s75 and stop trying to rewrite history.

  • Silverado1947

    To all those that condemn divorce, I must tell you that the bible does no such thing. The bilble tells us that, IF we get divorced, we are not free to remarry unless the divorce is because of adultry. Then, it is incumbent on the guilty party to remain single.
    I am a Christian. I am divorced. When your wife tells you, after nearly a quarter of a century, that she wants out, what can you do? You can’t tie them up and make them stay with you. But, after 24 years, I am still single. There is a way to live under all circumstances. And, not all things are within your control.
    Even the gays. If they truly believe that they were born that way, fine, believe it. But, that doesn’t give them the right to practice immorality. They can maintain a relationship with God and Jesus by remaining chaiste and submitting to God’s law. Remember, we are all sinners and come short of the glory of God. But, just because we feel that we were born with evil desires, we cannot use that as an OK to partake in the sinful things of this world.

  • Maria K

    They’re not advocated, they’re described. St. Paul clearly tells us what marriage is. It’s more of a Natural Law. Divorce and especially re-marriage are absolutely banned in the Bible. Don’t hate on every Christian against gay marriage when some of us follow the rules.

  • Maria K

    There’s a reason married couples get benefits. Because they benefit society. It’s in the government’s interest to show favoritism towards the family unit.

  • bentleyinspections@yahoo.com

    Instead of spreading propaganda why don’t you go out and do something for someone besides yourself, not once did you say why the Democrats you listed voted against the policies you listed you just said they voted against them. That is clear editing of the facts to lead peoples opinion to one side, why don’t you tell us why the voted against these issues because when we eventually find out it is always, “ALWAYS” makes sense and makes you look like a lying, conniving, immature, sore loser…God Bless America and God Bless our president…go do something for your country and stop judging it!

  • SatanicSocialist

    His voting record was never released and it’s almost unanimously agreed among historians he voted for LBJ and JFK. His son and activists who fought with him find these claims offensive, which stem from poor information like this article, and his niece. His political views were incredibly socialists, he worked with the NAACP, and contrary to portrayal that his main influence was Mohandas Ghandi (who hated blacks), it probably Stanley Levision, an admitted socialist. Hell, Dr. King organized a march on Washington with the Poor People’s Campaign in favor of an ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS. Way to fact-check your BS.

  • SatanicSocialist

    Your criticisms of the Democratic Party and portrayal of the pre Civil Rights era Republican party as the more favorable on Civil Rights is totally accurate. However, if EITHER political party had actually supported the plight of ethnic minorities before it became opportunistic to do so, they would have been MUCH better off. Blacks in the early 20th century had no white leaders; had no politicians to support them and truly count on. If they did, we would be 100 years ahead of where we are now.

  • SatanicSocialist

    As far as race politics right now, its undoubtedly a tricky matter, given that discrimination is completely outlawed. If you do believe in racial equality, you find yourself on either side of one fence. Either you believe that now that blacks and whites have equal opportunities, that matter is through and finished, and now its only a matter of weeding out the instances of discrimination that sometimes occurs. OR, you believe as MLK clearly did, that opportunity begins with economic justice, and that as long as descendants of slaves and sharecroppers are concentrated in urban ghettos and going to poor schools with no aid from the outside, there will never be equality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000404187291 Michael Horn

    Need more like him…..Republican who was a strong supporter of Unions………..Republicans today need to learn from King and Eisenhower, Great Republicans of the past.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorenzo.lewis.96 Lorenzo Lewis

    Truth !

  • NC_Man

    Yeah, right. The parties “switched”. If this was a fact free zone you would be at the right place.

  • NC_Man

    You are a sponge for Left-wing propaganda.

  • MARLA

    HE WAS A TRUE AMERICAN, A WARRIOR THAT PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE. FOR HIS GODLY BELIEFS. AND HIS VIEW FOR AMERICAN FREEDOMS …

  • http://twitter.com/shortie072001 WhyWorryNow

    This truly is the dumbest thing I have ever read. Unbelievable. I was raised where my Dad went through I10 Interstate contruction while it was being built. We started in Texas through to MS and then, we had enough. It was horrible. I was 10 to 12 yrs old. The democrats moved over to the Republican side because Pres Johnson actually acted and sign in many civil rights bills. The dixiecrats were outraged because they kept Blacks in line and couldn’t no longer. Their rights have been taken away.. LBJ put a stop to the crap. JFK promised, LBJ performed. My mom was an untreated bipolar impulsive foul mouth. When she saw injustice, she pulled the car over. I think we were never hurt because they were in shock when her 5′ 2″ white frame speaking terms and words which made a sailor sound saintly. The man would be frozen speechless and the Blacks would be leading her back in the car, telling her she misunderstood he wasn’t doing anything to just go on it will be alright. I on the other hand, was waiting for him to unfreeze and kill us all. So when MLK, Jr spoke, I listened. He worked with the JFK and the LBJ and influenced the Blacks to support them. WHY? No else had tried to help! You sick racist people make me sick and actually cry. I feel like Rip Van Winkle except I was awake and ignored reality I quess. I thought all that effort from so many had paid off. Did you guys take a hate pill or have you been suppressing all these feelings. How did I not know?

  • http://twitter.com/shortie072001 WhyWorryNow

    There you go! Reality is the Dixiecrats were so outraged that JFK acted like he was going to do something and LBJ did something. So the Dixiecrats went Republican and Republicans moved over to the Democrat side. The only ones that actually worked with MLK, Jr were democrats and so therefore, he influenced votes on their behalf.

  • http://twitter.com/shortie072001 WhyWorryNow

    I can’t understand how you can judge anyone so hard and then say you are trying to act and live like Christ would have you to livie. It amazes me. They wouldn’t recognize Christ. No way. I probably wound’t either but no way they would.

  • http://twitter.com/shortie072001 WhyWorryNow

    Why do people always want to tell people how they are? Asking how we are or how we think would be nice. I pray everyday. One of the most solid examples of family Is President Obama’s family. As far as Christmas, I am a Christian. If I am speaking to a Jew or a Muslim; I say happy holidays. I can be whatever I want to be. Democracy is freedom and with freedom; you need respect.

  • http://twitter.com/shortie072001 WhyWorryNow

    Democrats turned Repubican when JFK promised Blacks action and LBJ delivered. They were outraged because Democrats hated Blacks. Democrats were called Dixiecrats. It was a confederate party. Republicans switched to Democrats when Democrats took over their Republican party.

  • barbula

    What documentation do you have that King was a Republican? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.#Politics

  • Hologram5

    You’ve got the two mixed up. The article is about SENIOR and the wiki you posted is about JUNIOR. Reading is fun!

  • Hologram5

    They’re not talking JR, they’re talking SR and yes, he was a republican. Reading comprehension, try it.

  • Nathan4321

    Good comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Hall/683997138 Charlie Hall

    The author conveniently omits two important facts:

    1) Dr. King lived in Georgia and Alabama. Neither has voter registration by party. So you can’t prove that Dr. King was of any particular party.

    2) Dr. King spoke bitterly against Barry Goldwater in 1964 after Goldwater voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Dr. King might have in theory been a Republican, but he certainly did not act like one in 1964.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Hall/683997138 Charlie Hall

    Jesse Helms was a Democrat during Dr. King’s lifetime. He became a Republican when he realized that the Democratic Party was hostile to Old South segregationists like himself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Hall/683997138 Charlie Hall

    Actually while the Catholic Church claims to oppose contraception, in practice priests routinely tell married Catholics that they can use artificial birth control.

  • Dave K

    Even if Dr. King were a Republican then, it does not follow that he would be one now. I doubt many Republicans today would say, “A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth with righteous indignation. It will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, “This is not just.” It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of Latin America and say, “This is not just.” The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war, “This way of settling differences is not just.””

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Russell-Davis/1098494552 Russell Davis

    Your nonsense about God and gays are the mad ravings of a lunatic who is grossly illiterate and stupid, both Biblically and historically. If you knew history or the Bible at all, as you clearly don’t, you’d know that preincarnate Jesus wrote the Levitical antisodomy laws and gave them to Moses and He gave His apostle Paul’s his writings, including Paul’s knowledge of those Levitical antisodomy laws he repeated, reaffirming them for the New Covenant also, about how sodomites won’t enter the kingdom of heaven unless they repent, 1 Corinthians 6 & 1 Timothy 1. Only deluded fools use the “homosex-” oxymoron (homo=same+sex=opposite?!) exposed as a fraud by “The gay invention” at http://www.touchstonemag.com
    See the Kinsey sodomy scam exposed by http://www.DrJudithReisman.org
    The fact is that there are only godly virgins & godly marrieds; everyone else is a pervert, regardless of how they manifest their perversion. We will all stand before God at His Judgment and give an account for everything done or thought in our lives and only those who are “in Christ” through grace by faith in Him alone, a gift of God alone, will go to heaven instead of hell. See exodus.to and http://www.desiringGod.org for true understanding of God’s justification and the freedom from the sin of sodomy, though sadly both sites fail to understand the ungodly moral and linguistic error of using the “homosex-” fraud. Soli Deo Gloria! Glory to God alone!

  • Pelu Maad

    That was comedy….right?

  • Pelu Maad

    A socialist agenda that includes forcing people to buy health insurance from for profit companies……You’re a real genius, Bubba….

  • hepette

    this is just a lie…..period….riddled with lies about dems

  • Kenneth McNeil

    Wrong, but thanks for playing.

  • http://twitter.com/ignatzz Ignatz

    Odd, then, that there have a total of SIX black Republican Congressmen since 1902.

    Maybe you should be honest about why they stopped voting for you.

  • donzap

    True, as Christians, we not supposed to be judgemental. That is true. However, there are clear standards of right and wrong. People do have free will but grace is not cheap after all is said and done and people are impacted by their both their good and not so wise decisions. The best place for anyone to learn about doctrinal matters is not from a comment area but perhaps by going to a mainstream Church whose positions have not been changed to attract people who are interested in the latest trends. Those in the Baptist Church, The Church of Christ and closely related churches that have not sold out to political pressures and social engineers might be a place to start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rickthomashomes Rick Thomas
  • Albert8184

    Okay. It’s against the Bible to divorce and have affairs. What’s your point? If you know it, why would you condone it, since you appeal to the Bible as your authority “against judging others”? As if you aren’t doing just as much judging yourself right here. And, if you DON’T condone it, then why don’t you judge the other sins the same way?

    Your argument has no real integrity.

  • Albert8184

    No. Re-marriage is allowed if your present spouse dies. It is NOT absolutely banned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003066023668 Stanley Steamer

    You need to put quotation marks around sentences that you cut and paste from other sources. Otherwise, it’s plagiarism and quite uncool. Unless your name is Joe Biden, then you get to plagiarize and become the Vice President.

    Start here: was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs.

  • Ephraim Davis

    This is quite the marvelous interpretation of history – you are indeed correct to point out those who found to keep segregation were democrats, what you fail to mention is they were conservative democrats, hoping to keep things the way they were. You also fail to mention that King’s allegiance shifted significantly during the 1960s when it become apparent that many southern democrats were fleeing the party for the republicans who openly courted them. You also fail to point out that King himself supported socialism (see his speech from Frogmore) – he may have even been a socialist.

    The laundry list provided above of democratic segregationists are as impressive as the post-1965 list of reactionary republicans who opposed full economic rights as King described them in Chicgo and the lead up to his second March on Washington.

    But I suppose this is neither here nor there – conservatives have been trying to claim King as one of their own for some time. With the King Archives shedding new light on who he really was and what his beliefs really were, that’s going to be harder and harder.

    Have a good day! Agape!

  • Cy

    The sad fact is no amount of education is gonna get people to accept “hard work, personal responsibility, etc” when the other side is promising them free stuff. Our whole society is focused on finding the easiest way and never questioning it.

  • Antiliar

    No, that’s not what happened at all. Read the book “Wrong on Race” by Bruce Bartlett for a fuller explanation.

  • elliottsmith5575

    The Treaty of Tripoli, and numerous opinions of founding fathers, including the first amendment points us to a country that is not based on any one religion. In fact, governing a country should have zero religion entered into it. Governance should be aided by science, medicine, and facts. Not what Santa Clause did, not what the Tooth Fairy said, nor what Jesus Christ said or did. There are few facts in this article I can dispute, but I can say that politics is all context (much like Christians claim the Bible to be) and this article greatly lacks it in many places and is singular in it’s one-sidedness. All you have to do is turn on your TV, or look up any acts of voter suppression and acts of discrimination like it in the South to see how much the Republican Party really wants African-Americans ‘help’ the black community. This “article” reeks of Fox News nonsense.

  • skyway1234
  • skyway1234

    Its been so wonderful reading the opinions of the trolls on this thread.

  • Calvinius

    You know what can’t be found in this article? Proof of the claim that Martin Luther King was a Republican. This might come as a shock to you but not being a Democrat is in no way the same thing as being a Republican.

  • Calvinius

    The very first sentence of this article is “It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican.” It’s very clear who the author is claiming was a Republican, and it’s not Martin Luther King, Sr. (Who actually was a Republican…until he became a Democrat.)

  • coyotewise

    I don’t know about the Republican or Democratic parties, but you got G-d all wrong. G-d has given mankind a great gift, in that we all have the freedom to choose. We are not automata, programed to act exactly as he would have us do. He would prefer there was no evil in the world, but men (and women, as well as some children) craft evil in their own hearts.

    G-d does not like those evil deeds any better than do you. But, he expects YOU and I to do something about it as his emissaries. We are to show the world that truth, honesty, diligence, forbearing, humility and especially love, one to another, teaching others by our actions more than our words. Encouraging others, helpful to all and working only for the glory of G-d and not ourselves.

    These are the qualities that once made America the greatest country on the planet. It is a sure shame that they are not in greater supply to day.

  • coyotewise

    Actually, I think a strong case can be made that forcing through laws granting “gay marriage” are totalitarian, as the vast majority of folks are against such laws, and have worked hard at the grass roots level to get laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman passed through “propositions” or by encouraging State legislators (who won’t do much without popular support) to craft and pass such laws.

    You tell me what is “totalitarian”. The government keeping with 10,000 years of tradition, I.e. the status quo, or The government passing laws the vast majority do not agree with?

  • http://susankeeping.blogspot.com/ Susan Keeping

    He was not a Republican

  • http://susankeeping.blogspot.com/ Susan Keeping

    No, the article is about Martin Luther King Jr. It says so right in the first sentence.

  • http://www.bubblews.com/account/63743-laurel Laurel Rogers

    Some of us are not in touch with reality. Many, in fact.

  • sudsyourduds

    Its true. Martin Luther was a republican. What was true then can be false now. Things change people turn..Oh wow. There’s only one thing to learn from this and this is what she said; “I live to please man and only man because this world is full of paradox and pair of cocks. When I die, please bury me a G. Thug life. And Compton is a place.” In the end all that are shown is a painting of Mona Lisa’s infamous smile. Because she knows but won’t tell anyone..thats her style. A true gangster disciple she is. May god bless her even though there’s little chance she believes in him. because he’s lord almighty. Forgives all sin. A contradiction understood by foolish men. Only kids can learn new tricks so he protects them. Oh life.. What are you when our brain cell fails to perceive. Victims of psychological warfare is this what is involved here. What are you if humankind knows only to deceive. Is failure an option or is it just remnants of the past. Optimistically hoping that this era is our last. Natural gas might be the solution but at what cost? We know water is our saviour but pretend like its nothing..we’re sheeps to the boss. The language of English is useless if not written in rhymes. And those who seek to gain will obviously use it to riddle the mind.

    If martin was alive today he would be of a liberal whine (born to complain)

  • he_who_scoffs_at_danger

    You can’t defeat a false historical narrative with another false historical narrative. Republicans haven’t had the black vote since before FDR and MLK was not a Republican. MLK in fact was far too close to CPUSA figures to wash with any kind of conservatism.

    These are facts. Get over it. Move on.

  • cookiebob

    YOu should edit the wiki article that claims King always voted Democrat. I think history has been rewritten and we should not allow it. I don’t know your sources but if this article is true you should fight it out at wiki.

  • http://www.filmbuffonline.com/ Rich Drees

    “King
    was not a partisan and never endorsed any political candidate. In a
    1958 interview, King said “I don’t think the Republican party is a party
    full of the almighty God nor is the Democratic party. They both have
    weaknesses … And I’m not inextricably bound to either party.”

    King
    did, however, weigh in on the Republican party during his lifetime. In
    Chapter 23 of his autobiography, King writes this about the 1964
    Republican National Convention:

    ‘The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism,
    reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and
    concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the
    radical right.’”

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/08/28/2540251/martin-luther-king-republican/

  • tony

    great article. all known info but still great for those who are unaware!

  • tony

    You’re correct.

  • Ensheslovely Angelic

    If Martin Luther King was a republican then his controller, handler, puppet master, alter ego or piano cover or whatever name these Mason, politicians, come up with, more than likely that person was a Republican. More than likely during Martin’s short freedom fighting game usury his controller had to have been a man, because the slogan of the fight was I am a man, meaning his controller was a man and probably a Caucasian male. When I see articles like this I know they are a part of the tell a lie media.
    Martin had to go out and play the role of fighting for freedom to vote when we had the right to vote all along, except the British leaders and the Washington politicians worked together and hid it.
    To the ones that will put up an article about it and try to put me in my place, it will never happen you and no one else can put me in my place, I happened to live through the murder attempts, Elizabeth of London terror, Michael Joseph Jackson’s terror and learned the truth of the so call Communist and the defacto politicians and we the people paid for it. I am reminded that this group that work for their god can print, make or write what they want, so have at it. I already know the politicians, Elizabeth of London, Michael Joseph Jackson and co horts are above the law and can not be arrested for anything. I already know the Constitution and laws are for the chosen ones only. So no need to put up articles to prove otherwise. We are just passerby in the world of yours.
    End the lies

  • Ensheslovely Angelic

    The handy work of the evils of society is all over the internet anyone can wade through the bullcrap and connect their life to what is happening in the world. Hollywood has taken over some part of the Democrit parties and the politicians, I do not label them as the government, because the people suppose to be the government not the politicians.

  • weatherman66

    Rush Limbaugh has never endorsed a political party, nor any particular candidate. That does not mean he isn’t a Republican.

  • weatherman66

    Yes, all well and good. However, In 1960, Sammy Davis Jr. was booed at the Democrat National convention. THAT is a fact. A bit more veritable than you saying someone said something, that was an opinion of that person at a Republican convention. ACTS speak much louder than words my friend.

  • Thack

    Do any republicans recall that the social conservatives in the south were democrats only because southerners blamed the republican Abe Lincoln for their humiliation in the Civil War. As soon as the Civil Rights and Voting Rights act removed Jim Crow from southern politics, the bigots and racists moved over to the republican party, led by Strom Thurmond, the man with the filibuster record.

  • Rick Catdaddy Blankenship

    Mad ravings of a lunatic he says…really?

  • Jon Newman

    2050 – Obama was a Republican

  • Adam Brez

    LOL!!! This is just too funny. The author states that A. Phillip Randolph, the man that King worked with and organized the March on Washington, was a black republican, but the truth is that this man was a socialist!! Oh, the irony! The truth is King surrounded himself with leftists. A. Philip Randolph and James Framer, two of the “Big Six”, were a socialist and a democratic socialist, respectively, and John Lewis and Roy Wilkins were members of the Democrat Party; also Lewis was a senator for the Democrats.

  • MagnaDave

    Is the author of this article the person who coined the idiotic, offensive, and meaningless term “Democratic plantation” that so many right-wing sycophants repeat ad nauseum without thinking of how offensive the term is?

    As much as I hate that term, I guess I should thank him for doing so much damage to his own credibility as well as that of conservatives and the Republican Party in a misguided attempt to appear clever or knowledgeable.

    Literally, one of the most epic fails in all of history.

    I can see why he wouldn’t put his name on this load of utter rubbish.

  • Panors77

    Jesus himself makes allowance for divorce in the case of sexual perversion and if that being the case calls for a writ of divorcement. Too bad your liberal views cloud your Biblical one.

  • Panors77

    Where is divorce banned in the Bible? Jesus himself made an exception for it for the cause of sexual impurity. I agree with your last statement tho.

  • Panors77

    It’s actually against the Bible to have affairs. If this happens Christ himself allows for a writ of divorcement.

  • truevoice4real

    LOL….I hear you..I even heard one stupid conservative say that Minister Farakhan is a republican…

  • truevoice4real

    Let’s make sure YOU are aware…

    ·
    Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his autobiography:

    “The
    Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and
    extremism.”

    That was his description of the 1964 Republican
    National Convention. He also referred to the Republican convention as “the
    frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right.”
    —————————————————————–
    “I have always voted the straight
    Democratic ticket, and intend to do so the same this year. I urge you to join
    me in voting for Adlai Stevenson” – Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1956
    letter to a supporter who had asked for whom he should vote

  • truevoice4real

    “I have always voted the straight
    Democratic ticket, and intend to do so the same this year. I urge you to join
    me in voting for Adlai Stevenson” – Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1956
    letter to a supporter who had asked for whom he should vote

  • truevoice4real

    In case you missed it the first time…
    “I have always voted the straight
    Democratic ticket, and intend to do so the same this year. I urge you to join
    me in voting for Adlai Stevenson” – Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1956
    letter to a supporter who had asked for whom he should vote

  • truevoice4real

    “I have always voted the straight
    Democratic ticket, and intend to do so the same this year. I urge you to join
    me in voting for Adlai Stevenson” – Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1956
    letter to a supporter who had asked for whom he should vote

  • truevoice4real

    A few facts
    “I have always voted the straight
    Democratic ticket, and intend to do so the same this year. I urge you to join
    me in voting for Adlai Stevenson” – Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1956
    letter to a supporter who had asked for whom he should vote

  • truevoice4real

    Great post…

  • truevoice4real

    Read it and weep…
    “I have always voted the straight
    Democratic ticket, and intend to do so the same this year. I urge you to join
    me in voting for Adlai Stevenson” – Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1956
    letter to a supporter who had asked for whom he should vote

  • barbula

    Exactly – he was a Democrat (unlike his father). So as I suspected, there is no evidence or documentation that Jr. was a Republican.

  • StephenR

    This article is full of outright lies. Martin Luther King SENIOR was the Republican, NOT his son. In fact, for most of his career, Martin Luther King JUNIOR did not comment on the two parties, until he eventually stated that he favored the Democrats (and he also had some disparaging things to say about the Republican party at that time).

    Furthermore, prior to the Civil Rights Movement, there were conservative and liberal wings in BOTH PARTIES. This is common knowledge, yet the author pretends he doesn’t understand this well-known fact. Yes, there were conservative Democrats (“Dixiecrats”), but as a result of the party taking the lead on civil rights, these conservative Democrats (led by Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms) left the Democratic party and joined the Republican party. In fact, they became the poster boys for the new conservative movement, and solidified the Republican party as the conservative party we know to this day. Likewise, virtually all pro-civil rights politicians became Democrats.

    If you can’t even admit that the parties have changed MANY times in American history, then you are a propagandist and a liar. The author of this article ought to be ashamed of himself.

    Lastly… socialism? Socialism is when the government owns the means of production, which means taking over Apple, Microsoft, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, etc. NO ONE has ever called for that, and in fact it isn’t even possible. Anyone who says that the Democrats are socialists is either lying or is as dumb as a potato. The Democrats are in fact barely left of center, and this country is 0% socialist.

  • Hilda Ward

    Judging the sins of non-believers?. The bible and Gods laws are foolish to those who don’t believe. The laws of God are for believers. I didn’t see or acknowledge the sin in my life until I accepted Christ as my Savior, and then no one needed to tell me what my sins were, I was convicted of them by the Holy Spirit. Judge not and you will not be judged. Luke 6:37

  • Hilda Ward

    Don’t you think that showing Gods love to those who don’t know Him would be more in line with Gods Word. Once saved a person will be convicted and need to repent of their sin. To those who do not know God, His Word is just foolishness. So to tell someone they are sinful will just produce hatred or hurtful feelings.

  • Hilda Ward

    Wow, if I was not a Christian you would certainly deter me from becoming one. What hateful rhetoric. Do you realize how judgmental and hateful you sound. Love others is the greatest commandment. Judging others is not in the commandments.

  • Hilda Ward

    Churches refuse, rightfully so, to refuse to marry couples for various reasons. Catholics refuse, or did at one time, to marry those who didn’t attend church regularly, or one of the persons was not Catholic. (Unless a contract was signed to raise the children as Catholic) Some pastors refuse to marry those who have divorced their spouses for reasons other than adultery. A church is not a business and government so far does not control them.

  • David Shimshon Heller

    I don’t believe in “Gay Rights” any more than “Black Rights” , “Native American Rights” “White Rights” or “Asian Rights” but I do believe in equal rights for all.

  • Ellim

    Jokes on you man, at least as many of us know it as whites do.
    We just don’t care!

    Seriously, this article conveniently leaves out the reasons WHY blacks switched to Democrat the same time that a barely off Jim Crow South went Republican. As for abortion its simple really. A. Democrats seem to be not as bull headed as Republicans and fixate on a couple of single issues that will not (cause Republican politicians are hypocrites) and in fact CAN NOT practically be stopped (by big government at least, which is exactly what people who want to completely criminalize abortion basically want to do. Plenty of Democrat churches use their words rather than state violence though, which is the more godly approach!)

    The other problem specifically with regard to Blacks is one of priorities. Sure, most of us are in fact against abortion, but our hands are full dealing with a number of Republican-leaning public figures that seem to think its OK for cops to kill our grown children so…

  • Ellim

    From The Wiki: “Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property.”

    Conservatives and Progressives support those things pretty much equally, except Conservatives tend support one religion over all others and support free trade and private property at the expense of all the other values. Progressives believe in the same things they just think that some involvement of public government is the best way to achieve these things. They are not Marxist at all, (which btw is not what I think you think it means).

    And the this is where the entire cognitive dissonance of this article shows. Go ask Blacks of the 60s (or blacks in Ferguson today) if the think that more government, as opposed to the unrestrained freedom of white conservative (no matter the name) racists in power. Or look at the wealthy elites that have taken power because of largely Republican attempts to un-restrain them in the name of free trade. Less government/less progressiveness doesnt mean more freed just because you wish it to

  • Pieter Weir

    As an Atheist I find most of your words comforting. It’s nice to know that there are still good Christians out here. I do have one comment about your response. A marriage is not a religious act unless it is sponsored/held within the laws and workings of a church. There is a religious marriage and a civil marriage. A civil marriage is basically a contract between any two people. Gay or straight. If you believe marriage is just a religious act then you are forcing non-Christians to live within your regulations. Maybe changing it from a marriage to a civil union would work but the constraints are still there. Atheist/Agnostics refuse to live by any religious rules and should not be forced to.

  • Pieter Weir

    And if Rev. King was alive today he would be like most other black people, A Democrat. Talking points from 50 years ago don’t tell the story of what’s happening today. Would love for anyone to give me 3 things/topics the GOP has done for people of color in this nation in the last 10 years.