What Martin Luther King Thought Of Homosexuality

January 18, 2016Jan 18, 2016

Many in the LGBT community see themselves as continuing the work of Martin Luther King: fighting for freedom for the oppressed. But America's "King" of Civil Rights probably wouldn't have liked that comparison, suggests this Blaze article.

In a little known exchange he had with a young gay man in an Ebony column, Dr. King gives us a glimpse into how he viewed homosexuality. 

Question: My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do? Is there any place where I can go for help?

Answer: Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. Your reasons for adopting this habit have now been consciously suppressed or unconsciously repressed. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with this problem by getting back to some of the experiences and circumstances that led to the habit. In order to do this I would suggest that you see a good psychiatrist who can assist you in bringing to the forefront of conscience all of those experiences and circumstances that led to the habit. You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognize the problem and have a desire to solve it.

As you can see, Dr. King viewed it as a "problem" with a "solution." This is totally unlike how the LGBT community would like to project their connection with the leader of civil rights. Yet these are his own, penned words.

What do you think of King's advice to this young man? And what do you think of the LGBT rhetoric of fighting for "civil rights"? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!