Alleged civil rights leaders, including Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, are having a cow because Glenn Beck had the audacity to schedule his “Restoring Honor” rally on August 28th on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It is the same date and location of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech 47 years ago.
These are the same hypocritical so-called black leaders who demanded that white America honor the memory of the civil rights icon with MLK Boulevards across America. But when a “white boy” chooses to embrace Dr. King’s vision and dream by holding his “Restoring Honor” rally on the same day as Dr. King’s historic speech, the Black Civil Rights Mafia, the race profiteers, yell, “How dare you? MLK belongs to us!”I am a black American who wishes to thank brother Beck for honoring Dr. King in such a powerful way. Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally is linking the restoration of our great nation’s Godly principles, freedom, liberty, and culture to the black civil rights leader. Beck’s rally is a wonderful tribute to the man I remember, when I was a little boy, as being larger than life. I was there, August 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C. with my dad — yellow school buses lined up and black people as far as I could see. I do not remember feeling hate in the air. Dr. King spoke of all Americans yielding to God, righteousness, and brotherhood. Sounds like Beck to me.MLK was amazing: incredibly articulate, dignified, strong, powerful, and bold. And yet, he was also warm, calm, and confident. To say I was in awe of him is an understatement. As a little black kid, I proudly viewed MLK as our Black Moses, leading us, by God’s grace and guidance, to God’s Promised Land of Brotherhood and Freedom in America.Thus, you can understand my total revulsion for those who dishonor and exploit MLK’s legacy while deceitfully claiming to preserve and celebrate what he stood for.National Urban League President Marc Morial said Beck’s rally is “an effort to embarrass and poke a finger in the eye of the civil rights community because Glenn Beck and his public utterances don’t necessarily demonstrate a consistency with the vision of King.”Give me a break! MLK was a Republican. Glenn Beck’s values and principles are far more consistent with MLK’s values than are those of the black civil rights leaders who have sold their souls for political power to the anti-God, anti-family, and anti-America progressives.The modern-day black civil rights movement has morphed into the Black Civil Rights Mafia, lead by Godfather Rev. Al Sharpton. They make everything about skin color. Content of character is irrelevant to them — totally inconsistent with the vision of MLK.
MLK’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, siding with Beck rather than the Black Civil Rights Mafia has them in a tizzy.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, like the Lincoln Memorial itself, belongs to all Americans. I am participating in Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally not to advance any political agenda, but to advance the concept of honor in our nation.Like Michael Corleone in the movie The Godfather, I envision Godfather Rev. Al Sharpton furiously issuing a warning to Dr. Alveda King and all individual minded blacks: “Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever!”