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  • Delores Costa

    I have a very hard time believing the night King gave the mountaintop speech...he left that event and went to a motel room got drunk and took on three women.. Drunk forty year old penis is going to have a difficult enough time with one now three.. I just have a very difficult time believing this man was this carefree..This man faced jail, police beatings, his house firebombed..His baby's room was fire bombed. If you listen to him and watch the video of I've been to the mountaintop speech, you can hear it in his voice fear he knew he was going to get killed..even so he then roars ahead with his... my eyes have seen the Glory of the coming of the Lord.. That roar was a display of power and strength and perservering on and staying true to his convictions even in the eve of his own mortality. I don't believe Ralph Abernathy..He was supposed to pick up the torch and keep running with it.. Bobby did.. Ralph instead writes a tell all book.. And Hoover was a total scumbag.

  • LoveOneAnother

    I'm always so impressed by other people's perfection. I mean, that's the only way they could be judging someone else's imperfection logically. An alternative, I suppose is that they are hypocritical Pharisees, who have their own flaws, but dwell on the flaws of others to deflect from themselves.

    Society attempts to destroy the reputation of prophets. It always has, and always will. What has been done to Dr. King's legacy is no different than those yelling "crucify him!" It is sad that we must continue to learn this lesson again, and again, and again.

    If our leaders and heroes must be flawless, then we are going to have an even more lost group of people, because we will never find anyone worthy.

  • GracetoYoufromME

    I agree wholeheartedly with the commenter above...no matter how many great things a person does in his or her lifetime, none of them excuse cheating. It may not be any big deal to the rest of the world, but I can assure you it is a very big deal to the spouse being cheated on, and their kids if they know about it. Unless both spouses are cheating, in which case they deserve each other.

    Apparently MLK strayed multiple times; it seems it was a way of life for him. It is much easier to forgive sin in others when it is unexpected - i.e., when temptation strikes and they fail to resist it. When sin is a way of life, it is obvious it is planned and there is no repentance. There can be no forgiveness without repentance.

    The most condemning factor in MLK's case is the fact that he was a minister, supposedly representing the Word of God. I would stake my life on it, that his sin was an extremely big deal to God.

    However, the bottom line to all this is it's none of our business, particularly now that he isn't even here to repent. What he did in his lifetime is between him and his God. However, if it were up to me to choose who to honor on national holidays, it wouldn't be someone with such public sins. Appreciate the work he did, but don't honor the man. He doesn't deserve it.

  • yourallstupid

    Cheating is a big deal, it's not just, "Oh, I cheated. But it's okay!" NO. Oh, HELL NO. Martin cheated, and he should be slapped for it. He was a great man and did GREAT things for our world. But that doesn't give him the right to cheat. Period.