While the vast majority of social justice-minded Evangelicals are singing the praises of Martin Luther King today, the dark history of the civil rights icon is largely unknown to the masses. Two years ago, two of the largest and most influential organizations in the world, The Gospel Coalition and the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission teamed up to celebrate King in a conference dubbed MLK50. And these leaders and speakers elevated him nearly to the status of deity while singing his praises.
But what most people don’t know is that King had a dark side — a really dark side. Not only was King a sex-trafficker who sexually abused women, but he also outright rejected the deity of Christ — precluding him from the Kingdom of Christ and making him a heretic. But even more unknown is Martin Luther King’s support of the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. In 1966, King accepted the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood.
According to Planned Parenthood’s website, he was awarded this for several reasons, including, “his singular contribution to human knowledge of the reproductive processes,” “his singular contribution during the past decade to the mobilization of public awareness and government action to resolve the world population crisis,” and “his courageous resistance to bigotry and his lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity.”
In other words, King supported population control through Margaret Sanger’s version of eugenics.
King’s wife, Coretta Scott King delivered his acceptance speech on his behalf, saying, “I am proud tonight to say a word in behalf of your mentor, and the person who symbolizes the ideas of this organization, Margaret Sanger. Because of her dedication, her deep convictions, and for her suffering for what she believed in, I would like to say that I am proud to be a woman tonight.”
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood was an advocate of racial eugenics who supported the reduction of the black population through abortion, sterilization, and other forms of “birth control.”