Glenn Beck's Washington D.C. rally to feature MLK's anti-gay niece, Alveda King

Sat. August 28, 2010 7:17 AM by News Staff

Washington, D.C. - Two large and opposed groups are gathering on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday morning -- one led by Glenn Beck, the other led by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The stated goal of both rallies: to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

But critics on the left say that Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally is an attempt to hijack the civil rights legend's legacy.

"Restoring Honor" will feature speeches by Sarah Palin, some "mystery guests," and Alveda King, who is Dr. King's niece and a loud opponent of gay rights and abortion rights.

In contrast, Beck recently said that he supports gay marriage. He quoted Thomas Jefferson as he made his argument: "If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me?"

Rev. Sharpton's rally will include speeches by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, and radio host Tom Joyner.


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