"But in January 2012, Bernice King shocked LGBT people by including them in a speech at the annual MLK rally at the King Center as part of the city's annual celebration of her father's birthday. We had good conversations concerning this whole issue.
She cheekily implies that if her father would have shared a soda with the police, that he and the other protestors would be safe from harm. Since tweeting the picture, Bernice’s tweet has gained more than 68,000 retweets and over 104,000 favorites.Interestingly enough, the commercial was released on the same day that Dr. READ: Pepsi Gets Blasted Over Ad Using Soda And Kendall Jenner As Protest Peace Treaty “Pepsi was trying to project a global a message of unity, peace and understanding,” said Pepsi in a statement today (Apr. But because I have a certain belief system, I am now the enemy. Bernice King, the daughter of Reverend Martin Luther King, normally shies from the national spotlight but she is now stepping directly into with several revealing interviews as part of the 50th anniversary of her father’s I Have a Dream speech.As we ready ourselves to celebrate what would have been Rev.
Martin Luther Kings 84th birthday an article in Huffington Post by local Rev.
Irene Monroe asks the question Would King, a champion of civil rights, have been a vocal supporter of equal rights for the lgbt community?
Writes Monroe: As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day 2013, we no longer have to hold King up to a godlike standard.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities in particular have been reviled not only for describing our struggle as a civil rights issue but for naming King as one of the civil rights icons who would speak out on our behalf were he still with us. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day 2013, we no longer have to hold King up to a godlike standard.
All the hagiographies written about King after his assassination have come under scrutiny as we have come to better understand his flaws and human foibles.
GA Voice reports: "For many years, those in the LGBT community have felt betrayed by Bernice King's public aversion toward gay and lesbian people even though her mother was an outspoken advocate and fierce ally for LGBT equality. I know that the absence of my father in my life had its cost." While King is certainly voicing her support for a community with which she associates now more than ever, that support is limited when it comes to the law.