King, the youngest among her siblings and CEO of the King Center, has previously made headlines for saying that her father “did not take a bullet for same-sex marriage.” Despite her mother Coretta Scott King’s support for LGBT equality, the ordained minister who led a protest against gay marriage with megachurch pastor Eddie Long continues to oppose equal protections for the LGBT community. Martin Luther King,speaks on day four of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at Invesco Field at Mile High August 28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. King and chief organizer behind the historic March on Washington, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom–the nation’s highest civilian honor. Her comments, made in response to backlash from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates, ironically became public just days before President Barack Obama named Bayard Rustin, the openly gay advisor to Dr.
The original talk was postponed because Belafonte said he had to give a eulogy at Coretta Scott King's funeral. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)“I’m not the enemy,” defends Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Dr.“People have labeled me homophobic,” she says in the Georgia-based publication.Monroe, however, appears less convinced and goes on to offer up recent examples via other members of Dr.Kings family: King's youngest and only living daughter, Rev.Martin Luther Kings 84th birthday an article in Huffington Post by local Rev.