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'Martin Luther King never embraced the homosexual agenda'

CONTROVERSIAL: MLK's niece blasts NAACP's support of gay marriage

THE NIECE of Martin Luther King has reportedly blasted the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for their recent support of same-sex marriage.

Dr. Alveda C. King, who is also the senior pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, rejected reports that the fight to legalise the unions is similar to the civil rights movement, reports The Christian Post.

Dr King is also said to have claimed supporters of the campaign want 'a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free'.

She reportedly said: "Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda."

"In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free," she added.

The NAACP, which is the US' oldest African-American civil rights group, sparked controversy after they voted to support same-sex marriage at a board meeting in Miami, Florida on Sunday.

Their decision comes only two weeks after President Barack Obama announced that he is in support of legalising gay marriage.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NAACP, Roslyn M. Brock, reportedly said in a statement: "The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people. We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law."

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