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Ex-Navy chaplain uses Martin Luther King Jr. to justify homophobia

Disgraced former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt attempted to justify anti-LGBT discrimination on his most recent broadcast of Pray in Jesus’ Name by linking it to Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, in which King touched on the idea of judging a person by their character rather than…

Hollywood stars pressure action on gun violence

Hollywood celebrities and children of slain Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy joined shooting victims Wednesday in demanding tougher action from US lawmakers on reducing gun violence. Comedian Chris Rock, aging Grammy-winner Tony Bennett and actress Amanda Peet brought their starpower to Congress to press for legislation that…

Van Jones: Libertarianism ‘would spit in the face of Dr. King’

Former White House adviser Van Jones on Monday defended recent remarks he made against “so-called libertarians” by saying, “I think we have to start punching back.” In a March speech to the Occupy movement in Los Angeles, Jones had called libertarianism a “despicable ideology.” “They say they’re Patriots but they…

Martin Luther King’s niece calls Trayvon Martin’s death ‘a late abortion’

Anti-abortion activist Alveda King told a Fox News audience on Thursday that the death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin could be considered “a late abortion.” King was reacting to a clip of Reverend Al Sharpton, who recently called at a rally for the arrest of alleged shooter George Zimmerman. “I’m…

Texas girl’s plea for justice rides balloon all the way to Florida

When El Paso first-grader Marcella Ornelas wrote her “dream” for a more secure future for all on a notepad and taped the message to a single blue balloon, she couldn’t have guessed it would be recovered by two little girls all the way in Florida. The note was part of…

On MLK day, O’Reilly declares himself ‘a brother’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday said that he knew the difference between black musicians because he’s a “brother.” During a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day segment criticizing a New York Times columnist for pointing out that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be more popular among racists than…

Young Turks: Fox News would have labeled MLK a ‘terrorist’

During Monday night’s broadcast, Young Turks host Cenk Uygur asked his guests to speculate on how Fox News would have covered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. if he were still alive today. Cheryl Contee, of the blog Jack and Jill Politics, suggested that one only needs to look at how…

Obama leads service efforts for King birthday

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their wives on Monday participated in community service projects to mark the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King. “Today, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And we should honor that legacy by…

Quick, Someone Quote Martin Luther King!

It’s mid-January, which means that we’re in the midst of America’s newest annual tradition: everyone in public life distributes one of three MLK quotes, and then we all reaffirm our collective national commitment to ensuring that race relations don’t regress any further than 1965, or 1954 at the absolute earliest.…

Watch: Elementary school students read MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’

To celebrate the man who moved America, whose life was cut short by an assassin just as he’d begun a campaign to fight poverty as he tested the waters for a possible presidential run, fourth grade students from Washington, D.C.’s Watkins Elementary School gathered on a recent Martin Luther King,…

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