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A Monumental Error In Boston

By Charlotte Robinson, February 24, 2022

Shocking that in Boston Massachusetts the birthplace of Marriage Equality they’re about to erect a 22-foot bronze sculpture for a 9.5 million dollar price tag dedicated to the love of one man & one woman in the historic Boston Commons. Though the heterosexual couple happens to be Martin Luther & Coretta King the questionable decision in the Commonwealth to approve such a project with total disregard to the civil rights our LGBTQ community has worked so hard to achieve is astonishing. This towering monumental depiction of a straight relationship in the 21st Century with complete indifference toward LGBTQ people is not only politically incorrect but also trivializes that “Love Is Love” is the law of the land. Then of course there’s the whole issue of the feminist struggle ignored placing the woman under or behind the man. Of course it’s a male perspective provided by designer Hank Willis Thomas. I don’t even think if the Kings were alive today they would approve of this tribute to their relationship. For years before her death in 2006 Coretta Scott King always said that Martin Luther King would have supported LGBTQ Equality stating, “I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian & gay people & I should stick to the issue of racial justice… But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King, Jr., said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’ … I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream to make room at the table of brotherhood & sisterhood for lesbian & gay people.” This controversial statue entitled “The Embrace” should encompass Martin Luther King & all Americans & must be addressed before it breaks ground in April.

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