Congrats to Bernice King

During a rally to commemorate 2012’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, King’s daughter Bernice shocked some of the participants with her pro-LGBT statements. Bernice King’s thoughts and musings on gays and lesbians caused some controversy, especially in light of her mother Coretta Scott-King’s LGBT-inclusive stances on human rights. Bernice King aligned herself with an anti-gay church and marched in an anti-gay marriage rally.

So it comes as a bit of a surprise that in an event celebrating the work of her iconic father, King invoked gays in her speech on the need for inclusiveness.

Whether this is the start of something new or ongoing, we’ll have to wait and see. Still, it’s great to see that in this time of Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann, we still have some folks who actually think before speaking…


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