Today in the Washington Post, Martin Luther King III, wrote this atricle about Glenn Beck's gathering at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend.
"This weekend Glenn Beck is to host a "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial. While it is commendable that this rally will honor the brave men and women of our armed forces, who serve our country with phenomenal dedication, it is clear from the timing and location that the rally's organizers present this event as also honoring the ideals and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr."
King III said that he would like to be clear about what those ideals are. As I read through the article, I found these passages below that seem to be diametrically opposed to Beck's beliefs. I'm wondering how long it will take for Beck to suggest that Martin Luther King III doesn't know his own father as well as he thinks he does. No really! - I'm serious! - I can totally see Glenn Back suggesting such a thing.
"It is clear from the timing and location that the rally's organizers present this event as also honoring the ideals and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. I would like to be clear about what those ideals are."
"My father championed free speech. He would be the first to say that those participating in Beck's rally have the right to express their views. But his dream rejected hateful rhetoric and all forms of bigotry or discrimination, whether directed at race, faith, nationality, sexual orientation or political beliefs."
"Although he was a profoundly religious man, my father did not claim to have an exclusionary "plan" that laid out God's word for only one group or ideology."
"My father did not claim that God was on his side; he prayed humbly that he was on God's side."
"I pray that all Americans will embrace the challenge of social justice and the unifying spirit that my father shared with his compatriots."