Saturday, July 25, 2020

Niece to Martin Luther King Jr appears in pro-Trump rally where she endorsed his anti-abortion policy

The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.attended an Evangelicals For Trump rally where she celebrated the president's pro-life stance and called for people to 'wake up and fight'.

Alveda C. King – whose late father A.D. King was a civil rights leader like his famous brother – sang the hymn 'How Great Thou Art' on stage at the Evangelicals For Trump: Praise, Prayer, and Patriotism gathering.

Speaking about her anti-abortion views, the 69-year-old also told guests at The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia: 'We must encourage people to wake up and fight.'

The speech came after King – who is director of Civil Rights for the Unborn – hit out at the removal of founder Margaret Sanger's name from a Manhattan Planned Parenthood clinic.



It was after discussion around the fact that Sanger founded what was known as the American Birth Control League with racist views. She was a member of the American Eugenics Society which championed selective breeding and worked to stop ethnic minorities, the uneducated and poor from reproducing.

'Margaret Sanger sought what was an Aryan race, thinking that was more perfect, most desirable race,' King told CBN News on Wednesday. 'She ignored the fact that we are all human beings and under one race.

'To remove her name off the organization is window dressing if Planned Parenthood will not address the mission of Planned Parenthood where most of those Planned Parenthood facilities, they call them clinics, but they're not really clinics, cause they kill people, are in neighborhoods either highly populated by African Americans or people who are disadvantaged economically.'


King believes Planned Parenthood hurts the bodies of mothers.

She highlighted the clinic's role in systemic racism.

'In America and around the world, people are waking up to the fact that there's one human race, not separate races,' King said.

'We're not color blind. We can see skin color, of course, we can. However, we want to celebrate ethnicity not divide because of ethnicity and I think that with the current voice and even the people who work for Planned Parenthood are probably understanding that to have as your main founder, displayed, who was a racist and a white supremacist, that's not going to work.'

The event celebrating Trump's 'pro-family' stance on Thursday featured also featured Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Bishop Harry Jackson, Dr. Richard Lee, Ralph Reed and Pastor Paula White.



'President Trump has been a staunch defender of people of faith, and the Evangelical community is fired up and ready to rally behind him in November,' Pastor Paula White, Spiritual Advisor to President Trump, told the social distanced room.

'While Joe Biden radically shifts further away from the American values that Christians hold dear, President Trump continues to fight for our religious freedoms and the principles of faith that make our country great.'

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