Ann Coulter Should Cast Out Her Own Demons Before Finding the Mote in MLK’s Eye…

“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” – Matthew 7:3

In her new book, DEMONIC: HOW THE LIBERAL MOB IS ENDANGERING AMERICA, Ms. Coulter calls Bull Conner a lame-duck lunatic and takes pride in pointing out that Justice Thurgood Marshall considered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be an opportunist and rabble rouser. If Dr. King were here today, he would likely remind us that in God’s eyes, we are all worth something, and he would encourage us to love each other and pray for each other, rather than choose the path of disparagement that Ms. Coulter uses. God doesn’t consider anyone pointless or worthless. Jesus shed his blood for Bull Connor and for Ms. Coulter. Universal agape love seeks to reach and transform the human heart. Ms. Coulter’s apparent contempt for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is perhaps linked to lack of understanding of the man and his message.

Here are but a few quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nothing about them suggests mob mentality or evil intent.

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.”

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

In fact MLK espoused nonviolence and made all his volunteers sign an affirmation to be non-violent.

SIX PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE – Fundamental tenets of Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence described in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. The six principles include:

(1.) Nonviolence is not passive, but requires courage;
(2.) Nonviolence seeks reconciliation, not defeat of an adversary;
(3.) Nonviolent action is directed at eliminating evil, not destroying an evil-doer;
(4.) A willingness to accept suffering for the cause, if necessary, but never to inflict it;
(5.) A rejection of hatred, animosity or violence of the spirit, as well as refusal to commit physical violence; and
(6.) Faith that justice will prevail.

The third principle speaks of ‘eliminating evil’ and the fourth of ‘never to inflict [suffering]’. This does not sound like the mob exciter Ann Coulter speaks of.

According to Ms. Coulter, Justice Marshall called Dr. King a boy. For the record, Martin Luther King, Jr. was not a boy, and such an inference and insult to the purpose of an African American man’s mission from a Caucasian woman again points to a disregard of the zeal of youth. Many young people are willing to give their lives for a noble cause.

Justice Marshall perhaps disagreed with Dr. King’s method and message, but as is often the case, people disagree. “If” is a big word. Ms. Coulter states that “if” Nixon had been elected over President Kennedy, we would now have Thurgood Marshall Day rather than Martin Luther King Day. For the record, we do have a King Holiday and memorials in King’s honor. Sour grapes set our teeth on edge and cause us to consider the message and the messenger.

America is still a relatively “free speech” nation. Hopefully Ms. Coulter’s audience will look also beyond her narrowly presented scope in search of deeper truths.

16 Responses to “Ann Coulter Should Cast Out Her Own Demons Before Finding the Mote in MLK’s Eye…”

  1. rebecca wissner says:

    Ann Coulter’s approach is purely political and often doesn’t embody what the Christian should think or do. Though some of her stances are shared by Christ’s followers, they must pray for wisdom and guidance to avoid that which, at best, are opinions based upon ignorance and at worst, sins against charity.

  2. Lola says:

    I haven’t read Ann’s book, but Alveda wrote this up above ~ “According to Ms. Coulter, Justice Marshall called Dr. King a boy.” Well did Justice Marshall do that? How is Ann saying that Justice Marshall did this an insult from Ann to Dr. King? If Justice Marshall did that, then Ann would just be telling the truth. I don’t think I am understanding everything here. Also, Alveda said that Ann stated that Justice Marshall thought Dr. King “to be an opportunist and rabble rouser.” Well did Justice Marshall think that? If not, then Ann has no right to say so, but if he did, then Ann’s just pointing that out. I must not understand clearly, so please forgive me, but can someone explain why Ann saying that Justice Marshall said/did/thought this stuff about Dr. King is wrong? Ann’s just pointing this out. Unless Justice Marshall NEVER said/did/thought any of this stuff ~ THEN Ann is totally in the wrong!

  3. Anna Radford says:

    I will reserve my opinion until I have read the book. I have read many of her books and never found anything in them that spoke ill of Dr. King.

  4. Lola says:

    Can I get an answer please? I tried asking yesterday, but it’s either disappeared or something else. I’m just trying to understand is all.
    I still don’t understand how Ann pointing out what Justice Marshall did and said is an insult from Ann. Or is Ann supporting what Justice Marshall did/said? That is what I’m missing. For her to point out what you or I say doesn’t mean she supports it, just means she’s pointing it out. So did Justice Marshall say those things or not? Is Ann lying or not? How is Ann wrong by letting us know that Justice Marshall said whatever stupid thing HE said?

  5. Lola says:

    Oh I’m SO SORRY! I see that it says “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” My apologies. I’m not familiar with these type of post question sites. I’m so sorry for the double post.

  6. Roberta says:

    I am not troubled by the quotes taken out of context from Coulter’s book. I AM troubled by the letter written by M.L. King in favore Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger and her family planning movement, for which he received the first Maggie Award. He likened the civil rights movement to Margaret Sanger’s Movement.

  7. alv3d@ says:

    On behalf of Alveda, before you go beleiving everything Planned Parenthood says, remember that they have a reputation of lying. Please read and which explains everything about the award. Dr. King never wrote any letter in support of Planned Parenthood. He did not attend the award ceremony and he did not write the speech which was delivered. If MLK was alive today he would not support the geonocide of his people.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Asst. to Dr. Alveda King

  8. Roberta says:

    Dr. Alveda King – please pray on why you spend so much energy apologizing for your uncle when he was clearly a Planned Parenthood ally! PP continues to abuse his memory.

    Just speak for yourself – I’m behind you. But your uncle’s association with Sanger is an embarrassment.

  9. alv3d@ says:

    On behalf of Alveda, Ann Coulter is a very good writer and we beleive this book is very well researched. With that said, when a person puts forward an argument, they state facts or information that supports their argument. Ann’s usage of what Justice Marshall said/did/thought are used to support her argument otherwise she would have then refuted them as if she disagrred with them. But she did not do that. This is where she is wrong, as was Justice Marshall.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Asst. to Dr. Alveda King

  10. alv3d@ says:

    Please see reply below

  11. Roberta says:

    Dear Eugene, I’m fully aware that PP lies. I guess I should clarify. PP continually abuses the memory of Dr. MLK, Jr., we seasoned prolifers know that. Yet, it’s beating a dead horse to continually come to his aid when we do not know the source of the speech which is posted on PP’s website.

    Maybe that could be a project for you: clear his name once and for all by obtaining the original speech from the Library of Congress or through the Freedom of Information. This controversy has a life of its own until you can produce the lack of evidence for that speech! Sue PP if you have to!!

    It’s really sick that PP recently published a souvenir booklet for the opening of their new facility here with Dr. King’s photo on its cover.

  12. Roberta says:

    Dear Eugene, here’s yet another example why you folks need to put to rest the speech that Dr. M.L. King did or did not write. An Internet search result: “Myths of Dr. Martin Luther King” — — posts the link to the speech. Like I said above, it has a life of its own.

    I’m sorry and apologize for hurting anyone especially Dr. Alveda. I’m just weary of the controversy as I’m sure she is. God bless.

  13. Lola says:

    Thank you alv3d. I never thought of that. I didn’t think that maybe Ann was using what Justice Marshall said/did/thought to support her belief thereby agreeing with Justice Marshall. That never crossed my mind. So thank you so much for taking the time to explain Alveda’s interpretation of what Ann wrote. IF Ann was agreeing with Justice Marshall, then no wonder Alveda is upset with this book ~ I would be too! If I get a chance to read this book, I will look for that. I’ve ready one other book by Ann and didn’t get this type of impression from her. If this is how she thinks about MLK Jr, then I am truly disappointed and I truly disagree with her. Thank you again for explaining! Take care.

  14. alv3d@ says:

    @Roberta, On behalf of Alveda, she is not hurt by your comment. We all, like her Uncle Martin, are in need of God’s love. You can’t stop anyone from writing what they want and, with so many media outlets, like Wikipedia, there is always something new being said. For example, what has been written about me in Wikipedia is not totally accurate. I have made corrections but each time I visit the site, the information changes.

    All we can do is try and correct any errors as we encounter them to reflect what is obviously true. A man who said, “The Negro cannot win…if he is willing to sell the future of his children for his personal and immediate comfort and safety,” would not support the largest abortion provider who is responsible for the killing of over 13 million black unborn babies.

    God bless,

  15. Natalie Grant says:

    On the Rush Limbaugh Show, a confused Coulter spoke about mobs, saying this about MLK’s civil rights movement: “The first time a mob uprising was on behalf of a good cause was the civil rights movement. … That was much more in the [violent] French Revolution tradition.”

    But she also said the Tea Party movement was NOT a mob, because “there has to be violence or the prospect of violence” for it to be a mob. Coulter clearly has no understanding of the character and the moral clarity of what took place under Dr. King’s leadership.

  16. alv3d@ says:

    On behalf of Alveda, thank you Natalie!

    Clearly, Ms. Coulter is not familiar with Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence and his Six Steps to Nonviolent Social Change,

    Maybe she’ll see this post and read up and recant what she has been saying about him.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Asst. to Dr. Alveda King

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