I thought of putting this in the political section, but decided to put it here for this reason. As most know, I work at an adult day care. My job yesterday was to take our folks to a MLK march and luncheon. Basically the march was from a school to the MLK memorial in town. Also, I must say this is the first time in my life I have ever been to an event like this. Anyway, after we arrived at the memorial, there were several speakers. There were some ordained pastors from Baptist and Methodist churches, mostly African-American churches. They talked about MLK and his achievements, speeches and death. Then came the surprise of the day. One pastor, I believe it was from one of the Baptist churches, asked a rhetorical question, "How would MLK viewed modern day same sex relationships and marriage?" To make a long story short, this pastor came to the conclusion that MLK would have thought it to be acceptable for the sake of unity of the American people. I could not believe my ears. In fact, it ruined the rest of the day for me. I wanted so bad to confront this pastor, but probably not a good idea given that I was on a job. I grew up in Gulfport, MS in the 50s and 60s, and MLK was not the favorite person to talk about in my house. However, I have read a lot about the man, read his sermons and speeches, some of the incidents he has been through, and feel he was a solid minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He did a lot of good to bring about equality, and over this man, the differences with my Dad and Granddad were never settled. The point I am trying to make is that I believe the pastor who spoke yesterday misjudged MLK. I believe he would have followed Scripture, and condemned the practice as Baptists do today, as well as other Christians. Race has nothing to do with following Scripture. So, for those who have read about this man, do you think the pastor was correct about how MLK would have treated same sex marriage? I think he was way off base.